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11 November 1864: “We fear that the disaster at Plymouth may have a tendancy to increase the feeing of jealousy between the army and navy . . .”

Item Description: “The Army and Navy, &tc., &tc.” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 11 November 1864.   Transcription: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 1864. See a list of the Members of … Continue reading

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2 November 1864: “More serious than even this is the fall of Plymouth itself . . .”

Item Description: “Gone Up” and “Sinking of the Albernarle.”  The Daily Journal (Wilmington), page 2, column 1 (editorial column). Transcription: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WILMINGTON, N. C., WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 1864. GONE UP.—Our readers will be sorry … Continue reading

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11 July 1864: “Do you perceive,” said Forrest, “that there is a contrast between my whiskers and the hair on my head?”

Item Description: “Too Good to be Lost,” The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 11 July 1864, page 2, column 2. Transcription: Too Good to be Lost. It is said that when Gen. Forrest, last spring, was en route from Marion to … Continue reading

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9 July 1864: “We regard it as not only dangerous, but certainly and positively injurious.”

Item Description: “Yankee Deserters” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 9 July 1864. Transcription: Yankee Deserters. We learn that some forty-two deserters from GRANT’S army arrived here last night under guard from Petersburg. We have a word to say … Continue reading

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8 July 1864: ” . . . its principles are treasonable and its oaths criminal.”

Item Description: excerpt from “The Situation” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.) 8 July 1864. Transcription: Since the publication of the revelations in regard to a secret treasonable order said to exist in this State—an order of northern origin, … Continue reading

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7 July 1864: “The evidences of the existence of a secret organization of the most dangerous and unholy character . . .”

Item Description: “The Elections in this State” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 7 July 1864. Transcription: The Elections in this State. On this day four weeks the people of North Carolina will be called upon to elect a Governor, … Continue reading

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22 June 1864: “Now people are terribly in earnest. They want the truth. They want nothing more and nothing less.”

Item Description: “Journalism—Misrepresentations of Facts—Appeals to Prejudices among Soldiers, &c., &c.” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 22 June 1864. Transcription: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WILMINGTON, N. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1864. Journalism—Misrepresentations of Facts—Appeals to … Continue reading

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21 June 1864: “. . . the hardest fighting of the war may yet be looked for within sight and sound of the Cockade City.”

Item Description: “Petersburg” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 21 June 1864. Transcription: Petersburg. It may be that while we write shot and shell are busy around the devoted city of Petersburg, for Grant has commenced a new campaign … Continue reading

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20 June 1864: “I have written in the breastworks, in a broiling tropical sun; pardon errors if you please.”

Item Description: letter by C. G. Wright, dated 6 June 1864, published by The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), on 20 June 1864. Transcription: The following letter has been received from Major Wright, by a gentleman in this town, and … Continue reading

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18 June 1864: “It is noticeable that during the present campaigns few battles take place on Sundays.”

Item Description: “An Improvement,” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 18 June 1864. Transcription: An Improvement. It is noticeable that during the present campaigns few battles take place on Sunday.  The enemy has been thrashed into some respect for … Continue reading

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