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11 May 1863: “The immortal Jackson was badly wounded by our own men as you have no doubt heard and fears are entertained that he will not live.”

Item description: This letter, dated 11 May 1863, was written by Confederate soldier Edward Rowe. Writing to a friend, Rowe recounts the “slaughter” at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, and expresses his fear that “Stonewall” Jackson will die from wounds received … Continue reading

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3 May 1863: “The Genl. says Genl. Anderson is on your left watching for any movement down the river, has not yet heard from him, thinks his presence there will render your left flank secure.”

Item description: A short note, dated “about 12 – o’c[lock] – night 3 May ’63,” written by Walter H. Taylor, Chief Aide-de-Camp of Robert E. Lee, to Gen. Lafayette McLaws. Item citation: From folder 7 in the Lafayette McLaws Papers, Southern Historical Collection, … Continue reading

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16 May 1861: Meshack F. Hunt of Rowan County, N.C., enlists in Company E, Fifth N.C. Infantry Regiment

Item description: Ambrotype (circa 1860) of Meshack F. Hunt. Meshack F. Hunt was born in Rowan County, N.C. about 1840. He enlisted in Company E, Fifth N.C. Infantry Regiment on May 16, 1861 at Salisbury. He was promoted to first … Continue reading

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