Category Archives: North Carolina Collection

12 June 1864: “I am, with the assistance of an engineer officer, Lieutenant [W. R.] King, of the Army, placing torpedoes in the Roanoke River, to be exploded by friction matches.”

Item description: A report from acting Rear Admiral Samuel P. Lee concerning “the placing and trial of torpedoes for defense against the C. S. ram Albemarle.” Item transcription: Report of Acting Rear-Admiral Lee, U. S. Navy, transmitting a report regarding … Continue reading

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11 June 1864: “. . . little opportunity is given for bestowing upon the soldiers the attention they so much need.”

Item Description: “Along the Line of the Railroad” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 11 June 1864. Transcription: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WILMINGTON, N. C., SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1864. The time at which the train from … Continue reading

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10 June 1864: “Soon their spirit would rise with the occasion, . . .”

Item Description: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 10 June 1864. Transcription: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY JUNE 10, 1864. THE YANKEES and the Yankee papers, who are, to a great extent their … Continue reading

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8 June 1864: “Foreign Generals.”

Item Description: “Foreign Generals,” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 8 June 1864. Transcription: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WILMINGTON, N. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 1864. Foreign Generals. It is a somewhat noticeable fact that of the … Continue reading

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6 June 1864: “We regret to learn that on Thursday afternoon, or evening, Lt. J. L. Johnston, C.S.N., attached to this station, came to his death by drowning…”

Item description: A death notice for Lt. J. L. Johnston of the Confederate States Navy. Lt. Johnston drowned off the North Carolina coast, near Fort Caswell. Item Transcription: DEATH OF LT. J. L. JOHNSTON We regret to learn that on … Continue reading

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5 June 1864: “I have your private note stating that Colonel Jourdan proposes to attack Wilmington.”

Item description: A letter from acting Rear Admiral Samuel Phillips Lee to Commander A. G. Clary of the U.S.S. Dacotah transmitting a copy of a confidential letter (previously sent to Captain Benjamin F. Sands) concerning a proposed attack upon Fort … Continue reading

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3 June 1864: “a circumstance which can hardly be looked upon as a positive loss . . .”

Item: Transcription: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1864. FOR some reason we are for two days without mails from Richmond, our latest letter or newspaper dates from that city not coming down … Continue reading

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2 June 1864: “ALL PASSES without exception, that have been given to persons to visit the Banks and fish in the Sounds, are hereby revoked.”

Item description: These are notices that appeared on 2 June 1864 in The Daily Journal of Wilmington, North Carolina. The first notice deals with the passenger lists of ships running the Union blockade, and the second with the revocation of … Continue reading

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1 June 1864: “A Friend has left with us a rather curious piece of Yankee iron-mongery . . . “

Item Description: news item, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 1 June 1864, page 2 column 3. Transcription: “A friend has left with us a rather curious piece of Yankee iron-mongery, weighing some six pounds, we should think.  It is sort … Continue reading

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23 May 1864: “We are guarded by negro troops, who are as mean as hell.”

Item Description: Diary entry, dated 23 May 1864, written by Louis Leon, a Confederate soldier in the North Carolina Infantry. At this point in the war, Leon has been imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland.  In this entry, he describes an incident … Continue reading

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