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22 July 1863: “The life, career, and death of young Burgwyn, convey a lesson to the youth of this Confederacy…”

Item Description: Obituary of Col. Henry K. Burgwyn, 22 July 1863, published in a Raleigh newspaper.  The obituary uses quotes from letters by Stonewall Jackson and D. H. Hill to describe Burgwyn’s character and concludes with extracts from letters written by … Continue reading

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12 July 1863: “Of over 500 men carried into the fight by our Regt. on Wednesday, only 110 were left for duty Saturday morning”

Item Description: Letter, 12 July 1863, from Lemuel J. Hoyle to his mother, Nancy H. V. Moorman of Gaston County, N.C.  Hoyle describes the significant losses sustained by the 11th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, including that General James Johnston Pettigrew was … Continue reading

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12 March 1863: “The Yankees have erected a small earthwork immediately opposite New Berne at a place called Barrington’s Ferry.”

Item description: Entry, dated 12 March 1863, from the diary of Henry King Burgwyn, Jr. More about Henry King Burgwyn, Jr.: Henry King “Harry” Burgwyn, Jr. (1841-1863), known as “The Boy Colonel,” was the oldest son of Henry King Burgwyn … Continue reading

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