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After the Civil War ended, President Andrew Johnson, who took over after President Lincoln was assassinated, made high ranking Confederate soldiers, as well as various Confederate government officials sign an amnesty pledge of loyalty. By signing…

John N. Maffitt was a prominent officer in the Confederate Navy during the Civil War who resigned from his post in the United States Navy in order to fight for the Confederacy “on the conviction that free government is founded on the consent of the…

David Schenck was an avid secessionist before the outbreak of the Civil War, supporting disunion as early as 1859. From Lincoln County, North Carolina, Schenck was a lawyer before the war, considered himself too old to serve in the Confederate Army…

Letters on a Female Character by Virginia Randolph Cary, published in 1828, praised the ideals of the domestic sphere. Women, according to Cary, should depend on a male protection. Citing scripture Cary states women was “formed from man”…

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The monument is dedicated to women's efforts during the Civil War. It depicts a women seated with a young boy beside her. He is holding a sword, and she is holding a book. The monument was erected in 1914 and is located in Union Square at the North…

The cartoon “Under Which Flag” emphasizes the importance race and gender played in the post-war South. The cartoon depicted two candidates with their flags and platforms. The white flag has the white rule platform promising good government,…

The popular Civil War song “The Homespun Dress” by Carrie Bell Sinclair exemplifies how gender roles infused war rhetoric. The song praises women for wearing homespun dresses in support of the war. Sinclair praises women’s support for the cause…

The lithograph “The Life & Age of Woman” portrays a woman’s life in the domestic sphere. It begins with a baby girl in a cradle. As the girl grows, she plays with a doll to prepare for her future as a mother. The adolescent girl holds a rose…

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The U.S.S. Yorktown was a World War II era aircraft carrier that saw action in the Pacific Theater of World War II and during the Vietnam War. The Yorktown was also a recovery ship for the Apollo 8 space mission. The movie "Tora! Tora! Tora!" was…

This exhibit display is about Lydia, the rented slave who was shot in the back by John Mann. This case was first ruled in Chowan County, NC and then appealed by Mann. It led to the case State v. Mann.
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