Monthly Archives: November 2011

30 November 1861: Today R.W.J. of Arkansas came to my office on some business, and while there, asked if I had made recommendations for Commissioners under the Sequestration Act.

Item description: Entry, 30 November 1861, from the diary of Thomas Bragg (Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1863), written while Bragg was in Richmond, Va. Item citation: From folder 1 of the Thomas Bragg Papers, #3304-z, Southern … Continue reading

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29 November 1861: He says a large number of arrests have been made and feared the consequence if the parties were tried by Court Martial

Item description: Entry, 29 November 1861, from the diary of Thomas Bragg (Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1863), written while Bragg was in Richmond, Va. Item citation: From folder 1 of the Thomas Bragg Papers, #3304-z, Southern … Continue reading

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28 November 1861: “I went with Mr. Smith to see the President on the subject, who stated that he had been heretofore induced to deal mildly with the Union men of East Ten.”

Item description: Entry, 28 November 1861, from the diary of Thomas Bragg (Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1863), written while Bragg was in Richmond, Va. Item citation: From folder 1 of the Thomas Bragg Papers, #3304-z, Southern … Continue reading

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27 November 1861: “Look out for Counterfeits”

Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 27 November 1861 reprinted this warning of circulating counterfeit bills, which originally appeared in the Charleston Courier of 26 November 1861. Item citation: The Daily Journal. 27 November 1861. Wilmington, N.C.: Fulton & … Continue reading

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26 November 1861: The members of Congress, which was to meet on Monday last, came in slowly and but little is doing – though there is much that needs doing.

Item description: Entry, 26 November 1861, from the diary of Thomas Bragg (Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1863), written while Bragg was in Richmond, Va. Item citation: From folder 1 of the Thomas Bragg Papers, #3304-z, Southern Historical … Continue reading

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25 November 1861: “Any person wilfully failing to do so will be guilty of high misdemeanor, and liable to be indicted, convicted, fined and imprisoned…”

Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 25 November 1861 had this “Sequestration Notice.” In it, DuBrutz Cutlar, who had been appointed “Receiver for the District composed of the counties of New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen, Robeson and Richmond,” made … Continue reading

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24 November 1861: “This war is working harm to the church, I fear.”

Item description: Jesse Bernard explains the devastating impact the war had on the church and other spiritual and moral efforts. Item citation: From folder 3 in the Jesse and Overton Bernard #62-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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23 November 1861: “With a sorrowful heart I take my pen today to inform you that I have been very suddenly bereft of a Dear Friend”

Item description: Letter from Emmett Cole, a Union soldier in Company F, 8th Michigan Infantry Regiment, to his sister Celestia, 23 November 1861, describing the death and burial of a good friend and the prevalence of sickness in camp at … Continue reading

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22 November 1861: “they are going to take our guns from us and give us sabers and revolvers and make cannoniers of us.”

Item description: Letter, dated 22 November 1861, from William Ray Wells (12th New York Infantry Regiment, “Onondaga Regiment”) to his family in Tully, N.Y. [Transcription available below images.] Item citation: From folder 3 of the William Ray Wells Papers #2960-z, Southern … Continue reading

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21 November 1861: “1 Woolen Blanket 2.95″

Item description:  Henry K. White, 23rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, lists the cost of several clothing items, necessary during the onset of winter in Massachusetts. Henry K. White was mustered into the 23rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment on 21 September 1861. He served … Continue reading

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