Tag Archives: deserters

10 March 1863: “Private Joseph Hebert Co. A., Crescent Regt. La. Vols. now under sentence of death for desertion having been pardoned by the President of the Confederate States, is hereby ordered to be released…”

Item description: Order, 10 March 1863, concerning a Confederate private who has been pardoned from his death sentence. Item citation: From folder 5 in the George William Logan Papers #1560, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina … Continue reading

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13 January 1863: “Two of this number were in pursuit of some deserters in the rain, who seeing that their guns would not fire, turned on them and succeeded in killing one with a pistol.”

Item description: Letter, 13 January 1863, from John Washington Graham, 56th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, to his father William Alexander Graham. More about John Washington Graham: John Washington Graham of Hillsborough, N.C., was the son of William Alexander Graham (1804-1875) … Continue reading

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6 January 1863: “All deserters [...] will be restored to duty without trial.”

Item description: Copy of General Orders, No. 2, dated 6 January 1863, granting amnesty to deserters who return to the Army of the Trans-Mississippi by the 1st of February 1863. Item transcription: HdQtrs. Trans Miss. Dept. Little Rock, Jany. 6, 1863 … Continue reading

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28 December 1862: “It is said that on Friday last eleven men were shot in and around this place for desertion.”

Item description: Letter, 28 December 1862, from Thomas W. Patton, lieutenant in Company C of the 60th Regiment North Carolina Troops, to his aunt, Charlotte Kerr, Asheville, N.C.   Item citation: From the James W. Patton Papers #1739, Southern Historical Collection, … Continue reading

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15 August 1862: “I send you today the authority desired by you for arresting deserters from your Regt.”

Item description: Letter, 15 August 1862, from Edward White, Assistant Adjutant General of Clingman’s Brigade, to Col. John Kerr Connally, 55th Regiment North Carolina Troops, giving the authority to arrest deserters. Item citation: From folder 2 of the T. L. Clingman Papers, … Continue reading

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8 August 1862: “Twenty-five dollars reward will be paid for her apprehension, and Twenty-five for the detection of any person harboring her.”

Item description: “Rewards,” selected newspaper advertisements published in the 8 August 1862 issue of the Wilmington (N.C.) Daily Journal. Item citation: Selected advertisements,The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 8 August 1862.  North Carolina Collection call number: C071 Z.  Wilson Library, University … Continue reading

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