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15 September 1864: “The attention of Engineer Officers is called”

Item Description: An order from the Confederate War department to engineering officers. Item Citation: From Folder 13,  in the Clayton Family Papers #4792, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item Transcription: Circular Confederate States of … Continue reading

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7 June 1861: “But if I was a whole crowd of fellows I could scarcely do all the things that they talk of setting me at.”

Item description: Letter, 7 June 1861, from Edward Porter Alexander to his wife Bettie. The letter describes Alexander’s activities at the beginning of the war including details on his responsibilities as an engineer and as organizer of the Confederate signal … Continue reading

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