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9 March 1863: “In regard to the furnishing of liquors to soldiers mentioned in your letter of the 6th, you will apply to the city authorities to take steps to prevent it.”

Item description: Letter, 9 March 1863, from Eustace Surget, Assistant Adjutant General, to Lieutenant Colonel George W. Logan, 2nd Louisiana Heavy Artillery Battalion. Item citation: From folder 5 of the George William Logan Papers #1560, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University … Continue reading

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17 November 1862: “No Sentimental Journey”

Item Description: “No Sentimental Journey,” The New York Herald, 17 November 1862, page 1, column 3. Item Note: The writer refers to Kinston, N.C. as “Kingston.” Transcription: INTERESTING FROM NORTH CAROLINA. Adventures of One of Our Correspondents. NO SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY. … Continue reading

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7 October 1862: “we all landed safe but one man… he was drunk & fell out of the cars and broke his leg.”

Item description: Letter, dated 7 October 1862, from soldier A.M. Kee, Richmond, V.A., to Andrew Baxter Springs (1819-1886), Springfield Plantation, York District, S.C. The Springs family were stockholders and directors of various banks, railroads, and manufacturing firms. Item citation: In … Continue reading

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