The History of the 18th North Carolina Regiment
In early 1861, the so-called North Carolina Unionists barely held the Old North State in the Union . On 8 January 1862, the North Carolina legislature made clear their intentions by appropriating $300,000, to purchase military goods and establish instructional camps. This clearly showed the inevitability of war, and there was little doubt of North Carolina 's allegiance. While not anxious for war, the slightest nudge would push North Carolina out of the Union .
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