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12 August 1862: “They would be of great-service here enabling me to assist vessels running the blockade and drive off the blockaders.”

Item description: Letter, 12 August 1862, from Col. George A. Cunningham, Commandant of Fort Caswell (N.C.), to Col. Collett Leventhorpe, colonel of the 11th North Carolina (and in charge of the defenses for the District of Wilmington). Item citation: From … Continue reading

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8 April 1862: Cipher from Joseph E. Johnston to Robert E. Lee

Item description: Cipher sent from Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Gen. Robert E. Lee. The coded message appears to be a note regarding the supply of arms to Johnston’s command, which in April 1862 was engaged in the fortification and … Continue reading

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27 December 1861: “In my individual command we have not even a Pistol to defend us.”

Item description: A letter, 27 December 1861, from Captain Charles E. Kanapaux of the Wagner Light Artillery, Palmetto Battalion, to William Porcher Miles, a member of the Confederate Congress. Kanapaux implored Miles to use his influence to secure arms for … Continue reading

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