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Zebulon Vance (1830-1894), Confederate officer and wartime governor of North Carolina, briefly occupied this home in 1865. Federal troops arrested him here at the end of the Civil War.

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The Vance house is currently located at 501 W Sharpe Street in Statesville, NC. It does not stand in its original location.

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Gov. Vance was Tom Dula’s attorney between 1866-1868.

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Because Dula and Ann Melton did not believe they would receive a fair trial in Wilkes County, Vance had their trials relocated to Iredell County.