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27 September 1863: “It would be almost unspeakable joy to me to know that peace was made and I could return home again…”

Item Description:  Letter dated 27 September 1863, from John Fuller Coghill to his sister Mildred Coghill, describing movements and counter-movements of the 23rd Regiment N.C. troops, as well as his encounter with “Yankee” pickets. Item Citation:  Letter dated 27 September … Continue reading

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31 July 1863: “Reid was taken a prisoner and was killed while he was going off over the field so I did not see him any more but I reckoned that he was willing to die…”

Item Description: Letter, dated 31 July 1863, from J. F. Coghill to his sister Mit. Coghill served with the 23rd North Carolina regiment and survived the war, living until 1926. [Item transcription available below images.] Item Citation: Folder 1 of the John … Continue reading

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4 July 1863: “sharpshooting all day…”

Item description: Diary entry, 4 July 1863, by Leonidas Torrence of the 23rd North Carolina Troops Company H.  This is the last entry in Torrence’s diary recording his march from Guinea Station to Gettysburg. [Item transcription available below image.]   Item … Continue reading

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