Category Archives: North Carolina Collection

22 October 1864: Orders for Blockaders off the Eastern & Western Bars

Item Description: A broadside containing General Orders for the operation of blockaders off the Eastern and Western Bars in North Carolina. The orders explain how the blockade operated and communicated via light signals and whistles. They also outlined procedures for … Continue reading

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16th September 1864: “They report the Lincoln officers in the army as very uneasy.”

Item Description: An article under “War News” from the Weekly Standard in Raleigh, NC describes news of the presidential election in the north, as well as troop movement.     Citation: Weekly standard. (Raleigh, N.C.), 16 Nov. 1864. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of … Continue reading

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29 July 1864: “some Yankee is making money, as he charges ten cents for every one that wishes to see the rebels.”

Item Description: Diary entry, dated 29 July 1864, written by Louis Leon, a Confederate soldier in the North Carolina Infantry.  At this point in the war is a prisoner of the Union Army and recently moved to a new prisoner … 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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4 July 1864: “Your company with lady is requested at a celebration of the 4th of July, to be held in Fort Macon…”

Item Description: An invitation and order of exercises for the First Regiment North Carolina Union Volunteers’ Fourth of July celebration at Fort Macon, North Carolina. The pre-printed invitation is addressed to “Collector Hendricks…with lady.” The celebration included a “National Salute,” … 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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