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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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