Author Archives: Jason Tomberlin

7 May 1863: “AN APPEAL For The Sick And Wounded Soldiers

Item Description: In this broadside, members of the Salisbury [N.C.] Way-Side Hospital committee call for donations of “provisions, medicines, delicacies for the sick, and money” to help care for wounded and sick soldiers. The appeal ends with a call to … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

26 April 1863: “…we are in the best quarters we have had since leaving Boston, so we ought not to grumble.”

Item description: Diary entry, dated 26 April 1863, by John J. Wythe, who served in Co. E of the 44th Massachusetts Volunteers. He describes his accommodations (a house on Broad Street) in New Bern, North Carolina, during the Union Army’s … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

18 April 1863: “…the vessels of the volunteer navy are authorized to seize, capture and destroy upon the sea, or within the ebb and flow of the tide, all vessels and property of the United States, and of the citizens thereof…”

Item description: “An Act To Establish A Volunteer Navy,” Congress of the Confederate States of America, dated 28 February 1863. Item citation: “An Act to Establish a Volunteer Navy,” Confederate States of America, 18 April 1863. 57 Conf., Rare Book … Continue reading

Posted in Rare Book Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

15 April 1863: “We would be out of ammunition in a few hours’ fire and have to remain under the fire of the rebel batteries and not [be able to] get up to New Berne or to return again.”

Item description: “Report of Lieutenant-Commander McCann, U. S. Navy, giving the views of Major-General Foster, U. S. Army, regarding boats in the Pamlico.” The report discusses naval actions near Washington, North Carolina, and includes the opinions of Major General John … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

29 March 1863: Sketch….showing…..Siege of Washington, NC, March 29 to April 16, 1863

Item: “Sketch showing the position of the attacking and defending forces at the siege of Washington, N.C., March 29 to April 16, 1863″ From: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. Supplemental report of the Joint Committee on … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina Collection | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

19 February 1863: “…you can, cooperating with General Foster’s land force, destroy the rebel ironclads building on the rivers…”

Item description: “Order of Acting Rear-Admiral Lee, U. S. Navy, to Commander Murray, U. S. Navy, to cooperate with land force for the destruction of Confederate ironclads under construction.” To read more from the Official Records of the Union and … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

13 February 1863: “Attention! Conscripts! Recruits Wanted!”

Item description: This broadside, with a purported date written in pencil on the bottom left of the document, calls for recruits to the defend the “Old North State” and “drive back the vile invaders of our soil.”   Item Transcription: … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

27 December 1862: “It looks to me as if the persons named intended that they should be captured by the rebels.”

Item description: “Report of Commander Murray, U. S. Navy, regarding the reported capture of parties transporting goods from Norfolk [Virginia] to Elizabeth City [North Carolina].” To read more from the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

17 December 1862: “MAP of The Route Marched by the Foster Expedition Dec, 1862″

Item description: Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Infantry, drew this map of the route the Foster expedition took through eastern North Carolina, moving from New Bern to Goldsboro in December 1862. It includes towns, railroads, roads, water features, and … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

14 December 1862: Program for a reunion of the Forty-fifth Massachusetts Regiment, held on 14 December 1887 in Boston, Mass.

Item description: Program for a reunion of the Forty-fifth Massachusetts Regiment, held on 14 December 1887 in Boston, Mass., on the 25th Anniversary of the Battle of Kinston (N.C.) (fought on 14 December 1862).   Item citation: “Twenty-fifth anniversary of the Battle of Kinston, … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off