Tag Archives: 6th North Carolina Infantry Regiment

3 September 1863: “In the Battle of Gettysburg I lost two of my best friends, Conl. Avery & Capt. Burns. I know the loss of your son has been a soar and bitter trial to you, and not only to you, but all your family.”

Item description: Letter, dated 3 September 1863, from John A. McPherson to Isaac Thomas Avery, father of Isaac Erwin Avery, colonel of the 6th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, describing the circumstances surrounding his son’s death at the Battle of Gettysburg. More about … Continue reading

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18 October 1862: “I am very short of Officers. I haven’t a single field or staff officer present.”

Item description: Letter, 18 October 1862, from Colonel Isaac E. Avery, 6th Regiment N.C. State Troops, to his sister, Laura, Morganton, Burke County, N.C. In the letter Avery discusses vaccinations, promotions among his surgeons, and the movements of Branch’s Brigade, … Continue reading

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11 October 1861: “To night John Gibson came to me to talk about the salvation of his soul and enquire what he must do to be saved”

Item description: Diary entry, 11 October 1861, from Benjamin Franklin White. About Benjamin Franklin White: Enlistment: – Residing in Alamance County, NC at time of enlistment – 31 years of age at time of enlistment – Enlisted on May 24 … Continue reading

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