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North Carolina Governor Henry Toole Clark (1861-1862)
North Carolina Governor Henry Toole Clark (1861-1862) 
 
William H. Thomas initially corresponded and petitioned Governor Henry Toole Clark (1861-1862) with the desire to recruit a Confederate regiment "to defend the passes of the Smokies."
LETTERS FROM THOMAS TO CLARK: William H. Thomas to Governor Clark, Oct. 17, 1861, discusses a Captain Hayes, who is trying to prevent the Indians from volunteering; William H. Thomas to Governor Clark, Mar. 14, 1862, declares plans to use his Indian company to defend mountain passes; William H. Thomas to Governor Clark, Apr. 13, 1862, concerns an Indian company to be mustered into service as North Carolina troops; William H. Thomas to Governor Clark, Apr. 17, 1862, Thomas describes his Indian company and his plans to enlarge it; William H. Thomas to Governor Clark, May 25, 1862, Thomas asks for authority to raise Indian battalion (increase the company to a battalion).
Thomas enjoyed a warm relationship with Governor Clark.