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In Union-occupied North Carolina, loyalists meet in convention, rescind secession, and name a new governor

State House, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1861
Loyalist citizens met under Union Army auspices in a convention at Hatteras in Dare County, North Carolina that claimed to represent forty-five of North Carolina's counties.  Its ordinances rescinded the state's secession from the Union and named Methodist minister Marble Nash Taylor as new provisional governor.  Taylor never actually served and President Lincoln named his own temporary governor, Edward Stanley, in early 1862.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
David Stick, The Outer Banks of North Carolina, 1584-1958 (Charlotte, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1990), 157-159.
"The New Governor of North Carolina," New York Times, May 15, 1862.