29 August 1863: “Col. Spear’s cavalry passing through the swamp.”

Item description: Illustrations from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, dated 29 August 1863, depicting troop movements in North Carolina.

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Item citation: Hertford County, N.C. “Col. Spear’s cavalry passing through the swamp.” 1863. Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, August 29, 1863, p. 368. Neg. 80-442. FP1-46-W79-C582w-C18.

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Item citation: Northampton County, Jackson, N.C. “Occupation of Jackson, N.C. by Col. Spear’s cavalry.” 1863. Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, August 29, 1863, p. 368. Neg. 80-455. FP1-46-W79-C582w-C18.

More about this item: The “Colonel Spear” referred in these illustrations is likely Samuel P. Spear, a Union colonel from Pennsylvania whose cavalry marched through North Carolina.

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