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12 December 1863: “Negro property is looked on as almost valueless in the situation. Negro men are being sold in market for 100 gallons of brandy.”

Item description: Entry, dated 12 December 1863, from the diary of David Schenck. More about David Schenck: David Schenck (1835-1902), son of a doctor and apothecary of Lincolnton, N.C., attended Judge Fearson’s Law School in Rockford, N.C., and received his … Continue reading

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11 June 1863: “…News from all quarters is that desertion is progressing to an alarming extent and disloyalty is every where increasing and growing bolder”

Item description: In this diary entry of 11 June 1863, David Schenck (1835-1902),  who during the war held the post of receiver in Lincoln County, N.C., under the Sequestration Act, confided his doubts about the Confederacy’s chances for success. Not … Continue reading

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1 September 1862: “…in hot pursuit of the flying, lying braggart Pope who vaunted that he was ‘accustomed to look only on the backs of his foes…’”

Item description: Entry, dated 1 September 1862, in the diary of David Schenck (1835-1902). [Transcription available below images.] More about David Schenck: David Schenck (1835-1902), son of a doctor and apothecary of Lincolnton, N.C., attended Judge Fearson’s Law School in … Continue reading

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20 May 1862: “The anniversary of our first and second independence found me once more in the quiet of home – it passed without any event to mark its progress”

Item description: Diary entry, 20 May 1862, of David Schenck (1835-1902). Marks the passing of the anniversary of the secession of North Carolina from the Union; Schenck refers to this day as the “anniversary of our first and second independence.” … Continue reading

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6 May 1862: “The conscript law too which takes so many producers from the country will reduce the crops one half and a scarcity of Bread stares us in the face.”

Item description: Entry, dated 6 May 1862, from the diary of David Schenck (1835-1902). Schenck reflects on recent news including the fall of New Orleans and the Confederate conscription law. More about David Schenck: David Schenck (1835-1902), son of a … Continue reading

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