|Military Order 120:
Removing Government of North-Carolina
Military Order 120
After the passage of the Reconstruction
Acts of March 2, 1867 and March 23, 1867, this military order was
issued for the enforcement of these Congressional Acts, removing
the elected governments of North-Carolina and South Carolina by
the threat of military force.
Text of the document:
Mil. Post of Raleigh
Raleigh, N.C. June 30th, 1868
Gov. Jonathan Worth
of the State of North Carolina
I have the honor to officially notify you that the following order
has been issued to day from the Headquarters Second Military District,
Charleston S.C. that you may govern yourself accordingly.
Headquarters Second Military District
Charleston S.C. June 30th, 1868
General Orders No. 120 | Extract 3
To facilitate the organization of the New State Governments the
following appointments are made. To be Governor of North Carolina,
W.W. Holden, Governor elect, vice Jonathan Worth removed
To be Lieut Governor elect of North Carolina, Tod R. Caldwell,
Lieut. Governor elect, to fill our original vacancy. To take effect
July first (1st) 1868, on the meeting of the General Assembly of
the State of North Carolina.
I am Sir
Your obedient servant.
Geo. A. Williams
Bvt. Lieut. Col. *** Maj. at **** Commanding.