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3 March 1863: “Reach Chapel Hill, N. C., sick and tired but find family well.”

Item description: Entry, dated 3 March 1863, from the diary of Alexander Davis Betts, D.D. This very brief diary entry mentions Betts’ return to his home in Chapel Hill, N.C. The diary was later published as, Experience of a Confederate Chaplain, … Continue reading

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2 March 1863: “A few days since I wrote to you suggesting that our church should send one of her most prominent ministers to labor in this army…”

Item description: Letter, dated 2 March 1861, believed to have been written by Thomas Jackson “Stonewall” Jackson. [Item transcription available below images.] Item citation: From folder 1 of the Margaret Junkin Preston Papers #1543, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, … Continue reading

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15 December 1862: “It is my painful duty to write you a few lines informing you of the death of your son, cousin Benjamin N. Long.”

Item description: Letter, 15 December 1862, from James W. Jones to his uncle John Long informing him of the death of his son, Benjamin N. Long. The Long family of Alamance County, N.C., included John Long and Letitia R. Long … Continue reading

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