Tag Archives: Confederate Army

14 January 1865: “After all what is the use of “putting men into the Army” whether they be white or black if we cannot keep them there?”

Item Description: Letter from William Porcher Miles to Gen. Beauregard about use of slaves as soldiers in Confederate Army.  Miles goes back on his earlier idea of arming the slaves because he believes that will make them more likely to … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

8 January 1865: “That army had suffered much in its morale by the long succession of retreats from Dalton”

Item Description: Letter from Jefferson Davis to his nephew Hugh.  He writes about issues with the Confederate military and government. Item Citation: From Folder 1, in the Mary Stamps Papers, #1453-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

2 December 1864: “I will now tell you how I made my escape.”

Item Description: A letter from W.D. Wharton to his future wife Mollie. Wharton was from North Carolina and served in the Confederate Cavalry in Virginia. Here he describes a narrow escape from Spring Creek, Virginia, and thanks God for sparing him. … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

25 November 1864: “All such property shall be upon a like footing with similar property within the lines.”

Item Description: A general order removing protection from the lands and nearby plantations. This order would allow officers to use the property of nearby landowners. Item Citation: From Folder 37, in the George William Logan Papers #1560, Southern Historical Collection, The … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

18 November 1864: “it is at work instilling poison in the minds of the people”

Item Description: A letter from Bryan Grimes to his wife. Bryan was an officer in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He was located in Virginia during the war, but was from North Carolina. In this letter, he mentions General … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

16 November 1864: “This is the day set apart by President Davis as a day of public worship”

Item Description: A letter from James Graham to his mother. James Augustus Graham was an officer stationed in Virginia and South Carolina during the war. In this letter he requests items for his troops. It reveals a lot about what the soldiers … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

14 November 1864: “we are saddled up to meet the Yanks.”

Item Description: A letter from the cousin of Margaret E. Blackwell describing his experience in the Confederate Army in Alabama. He explains several small skirmishes between his men and the Union army, a wagon stampede, and what he gets up to … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

11 November 1864: “We fear that the disaster at Plymouth may have a tendancy to increase the feeing of jealousy between the army and navy . . .”

Item Description: “The Army and Navy, &tc., &tc.” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 11 November 1864.   Transcription: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 1864. See a list of the Members of … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

4 November 1864: “Morning Report of 1st, 2nd, & 4th GA, Cav.”

Item description: The morning report of the brigade commanding by Colonel C. C. Crews Item Citation: From Folder 9, in the William Asbury Whitaker Papers #3433, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item Transcription:  … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

22 October 1864: Orders for Blockaders off the Eastern & Western Bars

Item Description: A broadside containing General Orders for the operation of blockaders off the Eastern and Western Bars in North Carolina. The orders explain how the blockade operated and communicated via light signals and whistles. They also outlined procedures for … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off