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8 February 1862: Map of the Battlefield of Roanoke Island

Item description: Detailed map of Roanoke Island battlefield in North Carolina, showing the placement of Confederate and Union troops, with a map of Roanoke Island and vicinity showing the location of forts, gun boats, and transport ships. Item citation: “Map … Continue reading

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11 November 1861: “It requires infinitely more courage to be a friend of the Union in North Carolina than here…”

Item description: A broadside, printed in New York and dated 11 November 1861, asking for donations of supplies or contributions of money to be gathered in support of “those loyal inhabitants of the coast of North Carolina who have been … Continue reading

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6 September 1861: “We have thought continually of you, since the startling intelligence arrived of the enemy having established themselves so near you!”

Item description: Letter, 6 September 1861, from “Anna,” of Charleston, S.C., to Jane Caroline “Carey” North Pettigrew, in Tyrrell County, N.C. The writer’s identity is not known, although Anna appears to be one of Carey Pettigrew’s cousins. The letter describes … Continue reading

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