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2 April 1863: “Let the soldier laugh if he can.”

Item Description: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), Thursday, 2 April 1863, page 2, column 1. Transcription: The performance to-night at the Theatre will pre- sent an unusual and attractive variety, as fоur pieces will be given, as well … Continue reading

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9 February 1863: “I was particularly edified by a Pocahontas in a low necked white mans lin saving the life of Captain Smith, (C.S. Uniform) from Powhatan gorgeously arrayed in Masonic regalia and feathers”

Item Description: Letter, 9 February 1863, from Benjamin Lewis Blackford to his mother, Mary B. Blackford, discussing events in Richmond. The Blackford family was a prominent, although not wealthy, Virginia family. Item Citation: From folder 84 of the Blackford Family Papers … Continue reading

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27 November 1862: “Thanksgiving was a great day in the barracks and a fine day outside, except for those who are on guard.”

Item description: Portions of Leaves from a Diary Written While Serving in Co. E, 44 Mass., Dep’t of No. Carolina, an account, written by John Jasper Wyeth of Co. E, of the experiences of the 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (published in 1878). … Continue reading

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