Tag Archives: Drury’s Bluff

20 May 1864: “If only the half of what we hear is true we have gained great and glorious victories.”

Item description: In this diary entry dated 20 May 1864, Samuel A. Agnew, a Presbyterian minister, teacher, farmer, and prominent local citizen in Tippah and Lee counties, Mississippi, noted confirmed victories at Spotsylvania and Drury’s Bluff and rumors of casualties and … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

11 July 1862: “…I will certainly write if I am wounded or have it arranged so that you can hear if anything worse befalls me.”

Item description: Letter, 11 July 1862, from James Augustus Graham, Company G (Orange Guards), 27th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, to his mother, Mrs. William Alexander Graham in Hillsborough, N.C. Graham wrote from camp in Prince George County, near Petersburg, Va., reporting … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off