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26 April 1864: “I had a long conversation with Gen Lee, a day or two ago since. He is in the highest of spirits…”

Item Description: Letter, dated 26 April 1864, from John Thomas Jones to his father, Edmund Walter Jones.  He describes movements in southern Virginia near Fredericksburg, camp life, and Lee’s North Carolina and Virginia strategy leading up to the Battle of … Continue reading

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12 April 1862: Illustrations of naval vessels near New Bern, N.C.

Item description: Two illustrations from Harper’s Weekly, 12 April 1862, p. 229. (upper part) “The Burnside Expedition–Troops landing below the rebel forts near Newberne, North Carolina.” (lower part) “The Burnside Expedition–Bombardment of Newbern, North Carolina.” Item citation: From the North … Continue reading

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14 March 1862: “Battle of Fort Thompson NC March 14, 1862″

Item description: Pictorial envelope depicting military action at Fort Thompson, located along the Neuse River, during the Battle of New Bern (North Carolina). Item citation: “Battle of Fort Thompson NC March 14, 1862,” [Envelopes]. [S.l. : s.n., 186-?-18–?] VCC970.7 C58, … Continue reading

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13 March 1862: Sketch showing the route to Newbern, pursued by the Burnside Expedition, March 13, & 14, 1862

Item description: This map is included with Major General J. G. Foster’s report to the Joint Committee on The Conduct of the War, a Congressional oversight committee set up in 1861. Although Foster’s report was published in 1866, the map … Continue reading

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22 February 1862: Illustration, “The ‘Picket’ leading the ships of the Burnside expedition over Hatteras Bar.”

Item description: Page 187 from The Illustrated London News, February 22, 1862, “The Civil War in America: The ‘Picket’ leading the ships of the Burnside expedition over Hatteras Bar.” Throughout January and February 1862, Burnside’s Expedition experienced storms and other … Continue reading

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6 February 1862: Sketch Showing Route of the Burnside Expedition

Item description: This map is included with Major General J. G. Foster’s report to the Joint Committee on The Conduct of the War, a Congressional oversight committee set up in 1861. Although Foster’s report was published in 1866, the map … Continue reading

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3 February 1862: “and in all cases the rules of civilized warfare will be carefully observed.”

Item description: General orders from General Ambrose E. Burnside to his troops concerning their behavior during their mission, written prior to the expedition’s land operation. Original item: The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the … Continue reading

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27 January 1862: “We must know something more decided as to these marauders before any of us move.”

Item description: Letter, 27 January 1862, from Jane Caroline North Pettigrew to her brother, James Johnston Pettigrew. Caroline comments on the impending arrival of Burnside’s forces and the prevailing feeling of uncertainty among residents of coastal North Carolina.     … Continue reading

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25 January 1862: “North Carolina Rebels in a Flutter”

Item Description: “The Burnside Expedition.”  The New York Herald, 25 January 1862, page 1, column 6.   Item Transcription (partial): THE BURNSIDE EXPEDITION. North Carolina Rebels in a Flutter. THE MILITIA OF THE STATE CALLED OUT. THE THEATRE OF OPERATIONS. … Continue reading

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24 January 1862: “An Attack Anticipated on Newbern and Roanoke Island, North Carolina.”

Item Description: “The Burnside Expedition.” The New York Herald, 24 January 1862, page 1, column 3.   Item Transcription: THE BURNSIDE EXPEDITION. Arrival of Expeditionary Fleet in Pamlico Sound. An Attack Anticipated on Newbern and Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Removal … Continue reading

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