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New Bern occupation papers, 1862-1864.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: New Bern occupation papers, 1862-1864 [manuscript].
Collection number: 1993
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Abstract: Miscellaneous papers related to the Union occupation of New Bern, N.C., during the Civil War, including the muster roll of Co. B, 1st North Carolina Infantry (Colored), U.S.A.; scattered letters from Union soldiers at Camp Stevenson describing in detail camp life and accommodations; and a plan of the town of New Bern showing the location of Burnside’s headquarters.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights:  The collection includes the muster roll of Company B, 1st N.C. Infantry Regiment, Colored Heavy Artillery (1864); unofficial orders concerning the management of black soldiers (1863); and a letter from a white soldier stationed in New Bern discussing his recent expedition to Plymouth, North Carolina, and his impressions of, and conversations with, Plymouth blacks.

This collection has been digitized and is available online. Click here to link to the finding aid for this collection and to access the digitized content.

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