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21 February 1864: “In general the condition of affairs in East Tennessee was so much improved as to produce a decided feeling of confidence.”

Item: “Report of Major General J. G. Foster of Operations in East Tennessee” in Supplemental Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, in two volumes. Supplemental to Senate report no. 142, 38th Congress, 2d session . … Continue reading

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9 February 1864: “Some of the Destructive journals of this state and of Richmond appear to be delighted at the disturbance at this meeting.”

Items: “Disgraceful Conduct in Greensborough,” page 1, column 3; “[From the Greensborough Patriot.],” page 2, column 4.  The North Carolina Standard—Semi-Weekly Standard (Raleigh, N. C.), 9 February 1864. Background:  These news articles are a continuation of yesterday’s post.   Transcriptions: … Continue reading

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8 February 1864: “. . . it must have been done in dumb show.”

Item: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 8 February 1864, page 2, column 1; followed by “Public Meeting in Guilford County,” The North Carolina Standard—Semi-Weekly Standard (Raleigh, N.C.), 5 February 1864, page 2, column 4. Background: The Daily Journal’s … Continue reading

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23 January 1864: “Colored troops, under General Wild, liberating slaves in North Carolina.”

Item description: Illustration, published in Harper’s Weekly on 23 January 1864, entitled “Colored troops, under General Wild, liberating slaves in North Carolina.” The illustration depicts the liberation of slaves in Camden County, North Carolina. Item citation: From the North Carolina … Continue reading

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28 November 1863: “abate the pride, assuage the malice, and confound the devices of our enemies.”

Item: “Prayers for Peace” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 28 November 1863, page 2 column 2. Transcription: From the Richmond Dispatch [The Daily Dispatch, 26 November 1863] Prayers for peace. The recommendation of Pius IX. that, on the 1st … Continue reading

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29 October 1863: “Cotton is the King. He gets into queer corners and obtrudes himself where his neighbors don’t like him to come.”

Item Description: “Wilmington” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C), 29 October 1863, page 2, column 1. Transcription: No one familiar with the aspects of this place prior to 1861, can fail to recognize the marked difference in the Wilmington of … Continue reading

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23 October 1863: “Be Kind to the Soldier”

Item Description: “Be Kind to the Soldier.” (newspaper editorial) Semi-weekly North-Carolina Standard (Raleigh), 23 October 1863. Transcription: Be Kind to the Soldier. The Editor of the Biblical Recorder, in his account of his recent journey to the Western part of … Continue reading

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22 September 1863: “If they are unsuccessful, we must nerve ourselves to face many new trials.”

ITEM DESCRIPTION: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 22 September 1863, page 2, column 1.  NB. The editorial describes the Battle of Chickamauga, fought 19-20 September 1863. TRANSCRIPTION: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WILMINGTON, N. C., TUESDAY, SEPT’R. … Continue reading

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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. 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. … Continue reading

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28 July 1863: “Gov I want to ask of you to give me a place if in your power in my own state NC”

Item Description: Letter, 28 July 1863, from W. T. Dickinson to Governor Zebulon Vance requesting placement in North Carolina. Dickinson survived Gettysburg and was in Virginia when petitioning Governor Vance. Item Citation: Folder 205, Zebulon Baird Vance Papers, #3952, Southern Historical Collection, … Continue reading

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