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22 September 1863: “If they are unsuccessful, we must nerve ourselves to face many new trials.”

ITEM DESCRIPTION: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 22 September 1863, page 2, column 1.  NB. The editorial describes the Battle of Chickamauga, fought 19-20 September 1863. TRANSCRIPTION: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WILMINGTON, N. C., TUESDAY, SEPT’R. … Continue reading

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13 March 1863: “I was crowded to the wall, and was compelled to retire, the only alternative being to resign, or make war upon the President.”

Item description: Letter, 13 March 1863, from Gustavus Woodson Smith to Edmund Kirby-Smith. G.W. Smith writes to Kirby-Smith regarding a promotion for his friend, Jilson P. Johnson. He also comments on the recent resignation of his commission as major general. … Continue reading

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6 January 1863: “All deserters [...] will be restored to duty without trial.”

Item description: Copy of General Orders, No. 2, dated 6 January 1863, granting amnesty to deserters who return to the Army of the Trans-Mississippi by the 1st of February 1863. Item transcription: HdQtrs. Trans Miss. Dept. Little Rock, Jany. 6, 1863 … Continue reading

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6 May 1861: Postcard representing the date of Arkansas’s secession

Item description: Civil War era postcard, 6 May 1861, depicting Arkansas as a powerful force, tethered to the banner of states’ rights, ready to add to the ranks of seceded states. Item citation: From the Civil War Pictorial Envelopes, 1861-1865 #3409-z,  Southern … Continue reading

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