North Carolina 1861-1865
preface to volume four of the series,
NC Troops-A Roster 1861-1865
reads as follows:
"This volume is the fourth in a projected series of twelve volumes of a roster of North Carolinians who served in the Confederate and Union forces in the Civil War. Begun in February, 1961, the project to com-pile such a roster was an outgrowth of the work of the North Carolina Confederate Centennial Commission, its chairman, the late Colonel Hugh Dortch, and its executive secretary, Mr. Norman C. Larson. Dr. Louis H. Manarin, the editor of the first three volumes, was first a member of the Confederate Centennial Commission staff. At the" termination of that commission in June, 1965, the Roster Project was transferred to the State Department of Archives and History (which, under state government reorganization, became the Office of Archives and History of the State Department of Art, Culture and History), and Dr. Manarin remained at the head of the project through January, 1970, when he resigned to become state archivist of Virginia. Dr. Manarin was succeeded by Mr. Weymouth T. Jordan, Jr., in the post of editor of the North Carolina Roster Project, but he has continued his services to his native state both as an advisor to the Project staff and as the author of the unit histories which appear in this volume.
"To both Mr. Jordan and Dr. Manarin and to Secretary Grace J. Rohrer of the Department of Art, Culture and History, Dr. H. G. Jones, state historian and administrator of the Office of Archives and History, Mr. C. F. W. Coker, director of the Division of Archives and Records, and the staff of the Roster Project, I wish to express my appreciation for their efforts in making possible this memorial to those from Our state who participated in that great conflict.
January 31, 1973
James E. Holshouser, Jr.1
Governor of North Carolina
1. James E. Holshouser, Jr., Governor of North Carolina, General Robert E. Lee - THE WARTIME PAPERS OF ROBERT E. LEE - Edited by Clifford Dowdey and Louis Manarin - DaCapo Press 1012pp - Includes Notes, General Index, and Index of Addresses -
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