Alexander Hamilton McNeill papers, 1855-1865
Jefferson Davis, President of the CSA.
Davis proposed the first conscription act on March 28, 1862, and the act was passed into law the next month.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
- North Carolina State Archives (Raleigh)
- Alexander Hamilton McNeill was clerk of court for Moore County, N.C., and Confederate States enlistment officer and tax assessor for the county.
- Ninety-five letters (1863-1865) originating with the
Confederate States of America Conscript Bureau and its offices including
one letter concerning the conscription of one fifth of all men employed
in mining and nitre work into active military service and the transfer of
certain men from duties at the C.S.A. arsenal at Fayetteville, N.C., and
ninety-four letters of investigation and arrest issued between the end of Dec.
1863 and the end of Feb. 1865 in an effort to recover eighty-one Confederate
soldiers, two sailors, and one blacksmith, who were natives of Moore
County or who had gone there to escape detection as deserters or as
soldiers absent without leave. Also includes 1 v. of accounts (1861-1863)
of the Board of Agents for the Volunteer Companies from Moore
County, N.C., containing information relating to the boarding,
provisioning, and clothing of volunteers and economic support for their
families during the Civil War; together with a list of ninety-six marriage licenses
issued in Moore County between Aug. 1855 and Feb. 1857. The four
volunteer companies covered are Capt. Jesse L. Bryan's Company of
Cavalry (Company I, 2nd North Carolina Cavalry), Capt. William P.
Martin's Company (Moore County Independents, Company H., 26th
North Carolina Regiment), Capt. John M. Kelly's Company (Moore
County Scotch Riflemen, Company C, 35th North Carolina Regiment),
and Capt. M.W. Swann's Company (Company H, 30th North Carolina
- Forms part of the Alexander Hamilton McNeill papers, 1848-1905.
- (See the NUCMC catalog record)