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7 October 1863: Drawing of Johnson’s Island Prison, Sandusky Bay near Sandusky, Ohio

Item description: Drawing, dated 7 October 1863, by Joseph Mason Kern, a member of the 13th Virginia Regiment, C.S.A.  The illustration depicts Johnson’s Island Prison in Sandusky Bay, Ohio, where Kern was imprisoned. Item citation: From folder 2 of the … Continue reading

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29 July 1863: “If Sutch men as yo are is christians of heaven i want to know who is the hippocrits of hell”

Item Description: Letter, dated 29 July 1863, from Wilse Dial, James Dial, and Calvin Dial, three Unionists, probably in the mountains of North Carolina or Tennessee, addressed to Capt. Quill Hunter, possibly a Confederate conscription officer, threatening retaliation against attempts … Continue reading

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10 July 1863: Drawing, “Barracks of the 24th Mass., now occupied by the 23rd Mass. Vols., New Berne, N.C., July 10th – 1863,” drawn by Herbert E. Valentine

Item description: Drawing, “Barracks of the 24th Mass., now occupied by the 23rd Mass. Vols., New Berne, N.C., July 10th – 1863,” drawn by Herbert E. Valentine, a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, who served in … Continue reading

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27 May 1863: Drawing, “Bird’s eye view of the ’23 Camp from signal station on the top of Genl. Stevenson’s Hd Qrs”

Item description: Drawing, dated 27 May 1863, “Bird’s eye view of the ’23 Camp from signal station on the top of Genl. Stevenson’s Hd Qrs,” drawn by Herbert E. Valentine, a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, who … Continue reading

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27 April 1863: Drawing of the U.S.S. Steamer Allison, by Herbert E. Valentine

Item description: Drawing, dated 27 April 1863, of the U.S.S. Monitor, drawn by Herbert E. Valentine, a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, who served in the United States Army between 1861 and 1864 in eastern Virginia, North … Continue reading

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5 April 1863: Drawing of “Gunboat Princess Royal”

Item description: Drawing, dated 5 April 1863, of “Gunboat Princess Royal,” drawn by Herbert E. Valentine, a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, who served in the United States Army between 1861 and 1864 in eastern Virginia, North … Continue reading

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21 February 1863: “Drawing of ‘Gen. Ledlie’s H.Q., St. Helena Island S.C.'”

Item description: Drawing, dated 21 February 1863, of “Gen. Ledlie’s H.Q., St. Helena Island S.C.,” drawn by Herbert E. Valentine, a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, who served in the United States Army between 1861 and 1864 … Continue reading

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19 April 1862: Illustrations of the Civil War in Eastern North Carolina

Item description: Illustrations from Harper’s Weekly, 19 April 1862, p. 252. [Bottom Right] Craven County, New Bern, N.C. “Removal of the wounded to Newbern hospital.” 1862. Harper’s Weekly, April 19, 1862, p. 252. Neg. 80-400. NCC vault FFCC970.73 B96. [Top … Continue reading

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10 April 1862: Drawing, “Passing Bridge on Trent River”

Item description: Pencil drawing, dated 10 April 1862, by Herbert Eugene Valentine of Salem, Mass.  Valentine served as a clerk in the U.S. 23rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, spending time in New Bern, N.C. Valentine made numerous drawings of the places … Continue reading

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10 September 1861: “Enclosed please find a drawing of a portable shielded battery, which I freely give to the Southern Confederacy hoping that the suggestion set forth in it at least may lead to some practical use.”

Item description: Letter, 10 September 1861, from J.[?]O.H.P. Henderson to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, enclosing a drawing of Henderson’s invention (a shielded battery). Item citation: From folder 8 of the Edward Porter Alexander Papers, #7, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, … Continue reading

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