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For the Commentary section, historians offer explicit interpretations of the past. Commentaries are intended to spark historical discussions and questions; they do not necessarily reflect the views of the North Carolina History Project or its staff. Commentaries are frequently added.

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N.C. Played Crucial Role At Civil War’s End

Some scholars contend that one-sixth of the Confederate dead hailed from the Old North State.


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