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A Rough Knock on A Capitol Door

by | Apr 14, 2015 | Confederate affiliation, Wake

In the 1960’s I would often go with my father, G. H. (Jerry) Elliott, then the Press Secretary to Governor Dan K. Moore, to his office in the Capitol in Raleigh. I would always stop to look at one of the first-floor doors which, along the bottom board, still bore the imprint of a rifle butt. According to my father, this marked the spot where a Union soldier had smashed open the door to the Governor’s Office.

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