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10 January 1862: Burnside Expedition rumors

Item Description:  Newspaper article “The Burnside Expedition” from The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), page 2 column 2. Transcription: The following account of the Burnside expedition was intended to have been inserted in yesterday’s Journal, and was so referred to … Continue reading

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29 December 1861: “I have got to fat to run quite so fast as I used to run after the hens, but I can’t find any boddy that can out run me now.”

Item description: Letter, 29 December 1861, written by Jeremiah Stetson, from Annapolis, Maryland, to his wife Abbie F. “Happy” Stetson, in Hanson, Massachusetts. Stetson wrote of training maneuvers, the resolution of a debt owed to him, and of missing his … Continue reading

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1 December 1861: “Old letters and old newspapers are not worth much so I will write again”

Item description: Letter written by Jeremiah Stetson, from Annapolis, Maryland, to his wife Abbie F. “Happy” Stetson, in Hanson, Massachusetts (1 December 1861). Item citation: From the Jeremiah Stetson Papers #5028-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina … Continue reading

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4 November 1861: “…had Refreshments provided by Citizens Ladies of Philadelphia at Soldier’s Refreshment saloon…”

Item description: Entry, dated 4 November 1861, from diary of Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Volunteers. Wallace was born in Holland, Massachusetts, and was twenty years old at the time of his enlistment. [Editorial Note: Wallace and his regiment … Continue reading

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