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16 June 1862: “By landing above us they can have no difficulty in cutting us off. Of course this Should not be mentioned by you living where you do.”

Item description: Letter, 16 June 1862, from Francis Wilder Bird to his sister, Mrs. Patrick Henry Winston, concerning the Eleventh Regiment’s movement from Camp Davis to Camp Wyatt, the tolerable but ultimately inadequate fortifications at Fort Fisher, and enemy fire … Continue reading

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18 October 1861: “we can see the Yankee ships all the time. the other day one came so close that I could see the Captain…”

Item description: Letter, 18 October 1861, from William Cain, 25th North Carolina Infantry Regiment (while stationed at Camp Davis in Wilmington, N.C.), to his mother. [Transcription available below images.] Item citation: From folder 12 of the John Lancaster Bailey Papers … Continue reading

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