Item Description: news item, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 1 June 1864, page 2 column 3.
Transcription: “A friend has left with us a rather curious piece of Yankee iron-mongery, weighing some six pounds, we should think. It is sort of a double hook employed in tearing up rails, and was left on their hasty retreat from the line of the Petersburg and Weldon Railroad. It consists of two parallel bars of iron, about an inch and a quarter in diameter, seven or eight inches long hooked at the ends and joined together at top in a half circle, the whole being nearly in the form of a capital U.”
Citation: The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 1 June 1864, page 2 column 3. Call number C071 Z, North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.