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Benjamin Watkins Leigh Travel Diary, April 1861

July 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 1831-1863.
Collection number: 5515-z
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Abstract: Benjamin Watkins Leigh was born in 1831 in Richmond, Va. Leigh practiced law until he enlisted as a captain in the Confederate army on 21 May 1861, receiving a commission in the 1st Batallion, Virginia Infantry Regiment. By June 1863, he had been Read more…

George W. Robertson Papers, 1837-1908

June 15, 2012 Leave a comment

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Collection number: 5516
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Abstract: George W. Robertson (fl. 1807-1855) of Caswell County, N.C., was a physician who also operated a tobacco warehouse and bought and sold slaves. He married Sarah Allen (1803-1871) and together they had eight children, including Willie P.M. Robertson, who Read more…

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Wyche family. Otey family
Collection number: 1608
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Abstract: The Otey family of Meridianville, Ala., and Yazoo County, Miss., included William Madison Otey (1818-1865), merchant and cotton planter; his wife, Octavia Wyche Otey (fl. 1841-1891); and their children, Imogene Otey Fields, Mollie Otey Hampton; William Walter Otey; Lucille Otey Read more…

Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

December 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Grimes family.
Collection number: 3357
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Abstract: In 1815, Bryan Grimes (1793-1860) of Pitt County, N.C., married Nancy Grist. Three of their children reached maturity: Susan, William (1823-1884), and Bryan Grimes Jr. (1828-1880). The elder Grimes gave his two sons plantations along the Tar River. The brothers prospered Read more…

Confederate Sketches, circa 1861-1971.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Creator name: Confederate Sketches, circa 1861-1971
Collection number: 173-z
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Abstract: Speeches to Confederate veterans’ groups, recollections of North Carolina and Virginia Read more…

Edward Augustus Wild Papers, 1861-1864.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Creator: Wild, Edward Augustus, 1825-1891.
Collection number: 4256-z
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Abstract: Edward Augustus Wild (1825-1891) of Brookline, Mass., was a federal officer with the 1st Massachusetts Infantry, 1861-1862; 35th Massachusetts Infantry, 1862-1863; and with the Read more…

John G. Devereux papers, 1791-1890.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Devereux, John G., fl. 1856-1890.
Collection number: 2149
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Abstract: Hardware merchant and banker of New Orleans and Confederate veteran. Military and business papers of John G. Devereux, and correspondence and financial and legal papers of Stephen and J. C. Van Winkle. An account book and other Read more…

John H. Brown diary, 1862-1865.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Brown, John H.
Collection number: 4077-z
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Abstract: John H. Brown of Marblehead, Mass., served in the 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. John H. Brown’s diary, which references the military campaign in eastern North Carolina, October-November 1862, and the Read more…

Eliza C. Killian papers, 1856-1866; 1880; 1886.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Killian, Eliza C.
Collection number: 4072
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Abstract: Resident of Killian’s Mill, Lincoln County, N.C. Personal correspondence, including letters from relatives in York County. S.C., Tennessee, and Maine, concerning family and Read more…

John Lancaster Bailey papers, 1785-1874 (bulk 1806-1873).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Bailey, John Lancaster, 1795-1877.
Collection number: 39
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Abstract: John Lancaster Bailey was a resident of Pasquotank County, N.C., then Hillsborough, and, finally, Asheville, N.C. He was a superior court judge, served in the state legislature, 1827-1830, and was a delegate to the state convention of 1835. Bailey Read more…