“The effort to eliminate the system of government became known as the Regulator uprising, War of the Regulation, or the Regulator War. … It was a struggle between mostly lower-class citizens, who made up the majority of the backcountry population of North and South Carolina, and the wealthy planter elite, who comprised about 5% of the population but maintained almost total control of the government.” The struggle was seen as a precursor to the Revolutionary War.
I can picture a lot of Halcyon vigilantes invoking the “Regulators” name to defend their actions (rightly or wrongly).
“Henry Toole Clark served as the state’s governor from July 1861 to September 1862. Clark founded a Confederate prison in North Carolina, set up European purchasing connections, and built a successful gunpowder mill. His successor Zebulon Vance further increased state assistance for the soldiers in the field. As the war went on, William Woods Holden became a quiet critic of the Confederate government, and a leader of the North Carolina peace movement. In 1864, he was the unsuccessful “peace candidate” against incumbent Governor Vance.”
“Unionists in North Carolina formed a group called the “Heroes of America” that was allied with the U.S. Numbering nearly 10,000 men, a few of them possibly black, they helped Unionists escape to U.S. lines.”
I don’t know about you folks, but “Zebulon Vance” sounds like a great bad guy name, and I can only hope that a group named the “Heroes of America” continues to this day in Halcyon City or around the state.
“Political scientist V. O. Key analyzed the state political culture in depth in the late 1940s, and concluded it was exceptional in the South for its “progressive outlook and action in many phases of life”, especially in the realm of industrial development, commitment to public education, and a moderate-pattern segregation that was relatively free of the rigid racism found in the Deep South.”
I’m looking for game-usable moments from real history. There’s no doubt others, this is just stuff I’ve come across while reading.
author: Bill G.