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6 February 1864: “…regarding the hens, the corn, and the beef that the Home Guard took from me…”

Item Description: Letter, dated 6 February 1864, from Alexander Daniel in Taylorsville, N.C. to Colonel S. A. Sharpe, 5th Regiment NC Home Guard, stationed in Statesville, N.C. Daniel asks for reimbursement for property impressed by Confederate troops.  [transcription available below … Continue reading

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30 March 1863: “No charge for the corn am happy to have it in my power to accommodate you”

Item description: Letter, 30 March 1863, from R.C. Pearson, Morganton, N.C., to Thomas Ruffin, Graham, N.C. Item citation: From folder 454 in the Thomas Ruffin Papers #641 in the Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item transcription: Morganton … Continue reading

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3 February 1863, “I very much fear that famine will be among the trials that avail our people…”

Item Description: Letter, dated 3 February 1863, from Jane Gibert Pettigrew North (abbreviated JGN) to her brother, James L. Pettigrew.  She is writing from Badwell, a family plantation in South Carolina, to James while is is practicing law in Charleston.  … Continue reading

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17 November 1862: “No Sentimental Journey”

Item Description: “No Sentimental Journey,” The New York Herald, 17 November 1862, page 1, column 3. Item Note: The writer refers to Kinston, N.C. as “Kingston.” Transcription: INTERESTING FROM NORTH CAROLINA. Adventures of One of Our Correspondents. NO SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY. … Continue reading

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18 December 1861: “Everyone wants salt . . .”

Item description: “Salt,” Semi-Weekly Standard (Raleigh, N. C.), 18 December 1861, page 3, column 6. Dr. Worth, mentioned in the article, is North Carolina Salt Commissioner John Milton Worth.  At the time Worth was colonel of the 63rd North Carolina Militia … Continue reading

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8 December 1861: “Evey Man Woman & Child would sign a petition to that effect. Except the distillers.”

Item description: Letter from George A. McManners to William A. Graham. McManners urged Governor Graham to take up the question of whiskey taxation at the convention to prevent corn speculation and to protect his political standing with the people of … Continue reading

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