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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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16 October 1862: “Some of our best men pass off daily.”

Transcription (partial): The Fever. The physicians report 86 new cases of Yellow Fever yesterday.  Few make reports of deaths, but from the best information we can obtain we are led to the belief that the deaths yesterday (Wednesday) will not … Continue reading

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2 July 1862: “It becomes my painful duty to inform you of the death of your son John. R. Smith, a member of my company.”

Item description: Letter, 2 July 1862, from Edward M. Hardy, Captain of Company G, 6th Virginia Infantry Regiment, informing Rev. Aristides Spyker Smith (1809-1892) of the death of his son Johnathan “Johnnie” Reynolds Smith (1836-1862). Johnnie was killed on 1 … Continue reading

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