Category Archives: Southern Historical Collection

23 August 1864:

Item description: Letter from William Martin. Martin’s letter of 23 August 1864 stated that he was entrenched near Petersburg, Va. He also related that Benjamin Brown had been wounded in the hand. The same letter comments on short rations and … Continue reading

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22 August 1864:

http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/j/Jacocks,Jonathan.html letter from Jacocks in the battle line around Atlanta

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20 August 1864:

http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/j/Jacocks,Jonathan.html letter from Jacocks in the battle line around Atlanta

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12 August 1864:

http://www2.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/b/Burwell,George_W.html 12 August 1864: an invitation to George to attend an “investigation of the conduct of the negroes of the neighborhood during the Yankee raid.”

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10 August 1864:

Logan, #1560, folder 31 letter asking that conscripts who are locked up in guard house be turned over to his command, for service in his battalion

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31 July 1864:

http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/o/Olmstead,Charles_H.html letter regarding battle of Atlanta (Johnston’s and Hood’s retreat from Sherman) Digital SHC: http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;descri,A,0;creato,200,0;none,A,0;20;relatid,none,none,none,none&CISOBIB=title,A,1,N;descri,A,0,N;creato,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;title,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB=20%20%284×5%29;title,none,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;title,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;descri,title,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=0&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=contri&CISOBOX1=folder_5&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=descri&CISOBOX2=01856&CISOOP3=exact&CISOFIELD3=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=exact&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=exact&CISOROOT=/ead&CISOSTART=1,21  

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25 July 1864: “Jink said in his letter he was going to Richmond on a pleasure trip. They are very near it now and said all the Officers had been nearby and they wanted to get away from the Yanks a while.”

Item Description:  Letter dated 25 July 1864 from Eliza Murphy Walton to her son, John “Jock” Walton, Company F, 41st Regiment N.C. Troops (3rd Cavalry). Item Citation:  Letter dated 25 July 1864, in the Thomas George Walton Papers #748, Southern … Continue reading

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23 July 1864: “The doctors said it was a disease they had never met with before and it baffled all their skill.”

Item description:  Letter dated 23 July 1864, from Jock (William Hunt) to his brother Luke (Andrew Lucas Hunt).  This letter details news of death and illnesses at camp, activities at “Soldiers Rest,” a depot for wounded soldiers in Chicago, and family … Continue reading

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22 July 1864: “Found old ‘Hill’ looking like the same, and a good many new faces to meet me.”

Item Description:  Diary entry dated 22 July 1864 describing Henry Armand London’s first day of his senior year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Henry Armand London of Pittsboro, N.C., was a journalist and lawyer who attended … Continue reading

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19 July 1864: “Very rough no drug suffered enormous”

Item description:  Diary entry dated 19 July 1864 of William Beavans, Company D, 43rd North Carolina, mortally wounded in a skirmish at Snicker’s Gap in the Shenandoah Valley on July 18, 1864. The diary breaks off in the middle of … Continue reading

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