Monthly Archives: August 2014

31 August 1864: “My woman Angelina gave the little boy Wilson a most unmerciful thrashing.”

Item Description: Diary entry, dated 31 August 1864, written by John Houston Bills. Bills was a Tennessee planter who was active in the Democratic Party, the Freemasons, a temperance society, and was a friend of President James K. Polk.  Diary … Continue reading

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30 August 1864: “extra pay will be allowed certain men in General Hospitals…”

Item Description: A circular, dated 30 August 1864, from the War Department, Surgeon General’s Office regarding extra pay for certain men in General Hospitals. Item Citation: Circular no. 17. Richmond : Surgeon-General’s Office, 1864. 1004.5 Conf., Rare Book Collection, Wilson … Continue reading

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23 August 1864:

Item description: Letter from William Martin. Martin’s letter of 23 August 1864 stated that he was entrenched near Petersburg, Va. He also related that Benjamin Brown had been wounded in the hand. The same letter comments on short rations and … Continue reading

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22 August 1864:

http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/j/Jacocks,Jonathan.html letter from Jacocks in the battle line around Atlanta

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20 August 1864:

http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/j/Jacocks,Jonathan.html letter from Jacocks in the battle line around Atlanta

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12 August 1864:

http://www2.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/b/Burwell,George_W.html 12 August 1864: an invitation to George to attend an “investigation of the conduct of the negroes of the neighborhood during the Yankee raid.”

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10 August 1864:

Logan, #1560, folder 31 letter asking that conscripts who are locked up in guard house be turned over to his command, for service in his battalion

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