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.

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 Diary entry, dated 23 May 1864, written by Louis Leon, a Confederate soldier in the North Carolina Infantry. – See more at: http://blogs.lib.unc.edu/civilwar/index.php/tag/diaries/#sthash.pfwUXJ13.dpuf
 Diary entry, dated 23 May 1864, written by Louis Leon, a Confederate soldier in the North Carolina Infantry. – See more at: http://blogs.lib.unc.edu/civilwar/index.php/tag/diaries/#sthash.pfwUXJ13.dpuf

Item Citation: From the John Houston Bills Papers, #02245Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Letter dated 23 July 1864, in the Andrew Lucas Hunt Papers, #3225, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. – See more at: http://blogs.lib.unc.edu/civilwar/#sthash.IUiO13qb.dpuf
Letter dated 23 July 1864, in the Andrew Lucas Hunt Papers, #3225, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. – See more at: http://blogs.lib.unc.edu/civilwar/#sthash.IUiO13qb.dpuf
Letter dated 23 July 1864, in the Andrew Lucas Hunt Papers, #3225, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. – See more at: http://blogs.lib.unc.edu/civilwar/#sthash.IUiO13qb.dpuf
Letter dated 23 July 1864, in the Andrew Lucas Hunt Papers, #3225, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. – See more at: http://blogs.lib.unc.edu/civilwar/#sthash.IUiO13qb.dpuf
Letter dated 23 July 1864, in the Andrew Lucas Hunt Papers, #3225, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. – See more at: http://blogs.lib.unc.edu/civilwar/#sthash.IUiO13qb.dpuf

Item Transcription:

Wednesday, 31.

Getting up wood for winter,

My woman Angelina gave the little boy Wilson a most unmerciful thrashing. I forbid her interference with him again. She became so boisterous & insulting I am forced to correct her for the first time,

Jack break his wagon tongue out I spent the evening putting it in.

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