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11 October 1864: “I cannot imagine why it was he came home”

Item Description: Diary entry dated 11 October 1864, written by Sarah Lois Wadley. Item Citation: From volume 4 (folder 5) in the Sarah Lois Wadley Papers, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item … Continue reading

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7 October 1864: “Captured and are still in Yankeedom.”

Item Description: Cornelius Dabney, a student at the University of Virginia, describes the effects of the Civil War on his family in his diary. At the time when this is written he was not at school. Item Citation: Folder 1, in the … Continue reading

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4 August 1864: “Election day. Voted for Vance.”

Item Description: Diary entry dated 4 August 1864 written by Leonidas Jones. He was superintendent of the Western Railroad in Fayetteville. Item Citation: Volume 2 of Leonidas Campbell Jones diaries, #04523, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina … Continue reading

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3 August 1864: “I pray fervently for divine help.”

Item Description: Diary entry dated 3 August 1864 from Sarah Lois Wadley. She writes of her brother’s illness and news that she has heard about the War. Item Citation: From volume 4 (folder 5) in the Sarah Lois Wadley Papers, … Continue reading

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1 August 1864: “Kyle’s man Harry commenced work”

Item Description: Diary entry dated 1 August 1864 written by Leonidas Jones. He was superintendent of the Western Railroad in Fayetteville. Item Citation: Volume 2 of Leonidas Campbell Jones diaries, #04523, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina … Continue reading

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8 November 1863: “I am afflicted with the scurvy, chronic diarrhœa and fever. These are the prevailing diseases here…”

Item description: Entry from a diary kept by Willard W. Glazier, who enlisted as a private in the “2nd Regiment of N. Y. Cavalry (Harris Light)” early in the war. He was captured by soldiers of the Confederate Army on … Continue reading

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24 May 1863: “to hear once more and it might be for the last time the blending of sweet female voices . . .”

  Item: entry, D. Coleman diary, 24 May 1863. Notes: D. Coleman is Daniel Coleman. In his entry for Saturday, 23 May, Coleman wrote, “Make a visit to some dear friends – Mrs. Irving, Miss Roe Webster, Mrs I E … Continue reading

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26 April 1863: “…we are in the best quarters we have had since leaving Boston, so we ought not to grumble.”

Item description: Diary entry, dated 26 April 1863, by John J. Wythe, who served in Co. E of the 44th Massachusetts Volunteers. He describes his accommodations (a house on Broad Street) in New Bern, North Carolina, during the Union Army’s … Continue reading

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4 July 1862: “…Battalion line was Formed & Declaration of Independence Read…”

Item description: Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Infantry, wrote this description of how he spent July 4th, 1862, in his diary. Wallace and his regiment were in occupied North Carolina, camped in tents “on the Old Fair Ground” 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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