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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


October 8, 1863
The Board of Trustees resolved that President David Lowry Swain should contact Confederate President Jefferson Davis concerning the "suspension of any order or regulation which may have been issued for the conscription of students at the University, untill [sic] the end of the present session, and also with a view to a general exemption of young men advanced in liberal studies, until they shall complete their college course."
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October 15, 1863
President David Lowry Swain sent a letter to Confederate President Jefferson Davis concerning conscriptions and the loss of students from UNC.
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