Monthly Archives: November 2012

30 November 1862: “she was on the eve of starting for N. Orleans, said Butler would allow ladies to go in and out now, and that a great many are going down to attend to their husband’s business.”

Item description: Entry, 30 November 1862, from the diary of Sarah Lois Wadley. More about Sarah Lois Wadley: Sarah Lois Wadley was born in 1844 in New Hampshire, the daughter of railroad superintendent William Morrill Wadley (1813-1882) and Rebecca Barnard Everingham … Continue reading

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29 November 1862: “Pudding, pudding, who’s got the pudding?”

Item description: Item description: Portions of “Leaves from a Diary Written While Serving in Co. E, 44 Mass., Dep’t of No. Carolina,” an account, written by John Jasper Wyeth of Co. E, of the experiences of the 44th Masachusetts Infantry Regiment. The … Continue reading

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28 November 1862: “We are confident that we can handle any 60,000 Burnside has…”

Item description: Letter, 28 November 1862, from Alexander Swift (“Sandie”) Pendleton, officer on the staff of Stonewall Jackson, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, to his father Gen. William N. Pendleton. Item citation: From folder 29 of the William Nelson Pendleton Papers, … Continue reading

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27 November 1862: “Thanksgiving was a great day in the barracks and a fine day outside, except for those who are on guard.”

Item description: Portions of Leaves from a Diary Written While Serving in Co. E, 44 Mass., Dep’t of No. Carolina, an account, written by John Jasper Wyeth of Co. E, of the experiences of the 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (published in 1878). … Continue reading

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26 November 1862: “having received an imperative order to cause Sandals to be made from Beef Hides for the barefooted men of his Company…did fail to Carry out Said order…”

Item description: Charge for disobedience of orders, dated 26 November 1862, as filed against Edward H. Armstrong of Company G, 3rd North Carolina Troops. Item citation: From the Julien Dwight Martin Papers #3639-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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25 November 1862: if he can to bring me some little provision with him and an old Roomy pair of shoes if he can and a little more brandy

Item Description: Letter of 25 November 1862 from William A. Collins, who was wounded at the Battle of Antietam and lay dying Chimborazo Hospital No. 4 in Richmond, Va., to his father. [Transcription available below images.]   Item Citation: William … Continue reading

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24 November 1862: “He did not live long after the fight but we could not hear from him until these men came over and were exchanged.”

Item description: Letter, 24 November 1862, from James Augustus Graham (1841-1908) to his mother Susannah Washington Graham (1816-1890) in Hillsborough, N.C. Graham, then a corporal in Company G (Orange Guards), 27th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, described his travels to catch up … Continue reading

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23 November 1862: ” I believe if we had crossed that we would have been trapped and got cut to pieces or taken prisoners…”

Item description: Letter, 23 November 1862, from Union soldier Stephen Tippet Andrews to his beloved, Margaret (Maggie) Little. Stephen Tippet Andrews enlisted in the 85th New York Infantry Regiment on 26 August 1861. He helped organize Company F, and was mustered … Continue reading

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22 November 1862: “…my wicked spirit must always have some trial to chasten it, let me bear it then without murmuring…”

Item description: Entry, 22 November 1862, from the diary of Sarah Lois Wadley. More about Sarah Lois Wadley: Sarah Lois Wadley was born in 1844 in New Hampshire, the daughter of railroad superintendent William Morrill Wadley (1813-1882) and Rebecca Barnard Everingham … Continue reading

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21 November 1862: “Some of the citizens of Martin thought that they had carried off no less than 3000 negroes…”

Item description: Letter, 21 November 1862, from Robert D. Graham to his father William A. Graham. Robert writes about marching from North Carolina into Virginia, the destruction of property by Union soldiers, and African Americans leaving with the Union troops. … Continue reading

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