It was a slave state in 1860, with a relatively small slave population. It refused to join the Confederacy until President of the United StatesAbraham Lincoln called on it to invade its sister-state, South Carolina. The state was the site of few battles, but it provided at least 125,000 troops to the Confederacy— more than any other Confederate state.
North Carolina was a state of the Confederate States. In 1915, during the Great War, North Carolina housed a prisoner of war camp. George Enos was taken there after his fishing ship, the Ripple was sunk by the Confederate navy.
As early as 1921, North Carolina became a solidly Freedom Party state--Jake Featherston carried the state, although he lost the election. A few years later, after the stock market crash, the Freedom Party regained its momentum, and North Carolina was one of the states that elected a Freedom candidate to Congress.
In the aftermath of the Seven Year' War, North Carolina was one of a number of colonies that chafed under unrepresentative direct British rule. However, a new arrangement was peacefully negotiated forming the North American Union. Thus, North Carolina was one of the oldest Provinces of the Union.
North Carolina was the birthplace and home province of Lt. General Sir Horace Bragg.