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2 October 1861: “Peter is well acquainted with horses, is a capable servant in many respects, he can make clothes and is a first rate nurse”

Item description: Charles L. Pettigrew to James Johnston Pettigrew, 2 October 1861 In October 1861, Charles L. Pettigrew sent Peter to the Confederate army to serve Brigadier General James Johnston Pettigrew, Charles’s brother. Peter had the responsibility for managing General … Continue reading

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1 October 1861: “And I immediately commenced casting about for a servant to send to you.”

Item description: William S. Pettigrew to James Johnston Pettigrew, 1 October 1861 When Brigadier General James Johnston Pettigrew wrote to his family back home in North Carolina requesting that a servant be sent to him, William S. Pettigrew hastened to send Peter, one … Continue reading

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