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Former Whig congressman Edward Stanly appointed military governor of eastern North Carolina

Edward Stanly, detail
05/20/1862
Edward Stanly, a former congressman from North Carolina who had moved to California where he had been an unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor, was appointed as military governor of eastern North Carolina with the rank of brigadier general.  He was authorized sweeping powers, including the suspension of habeus corpus. He served less than a year before resigning in March 1863 over the Emancipation Proclamation and returning to California.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1863), V: 13. 

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