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19 January 1862: “Except that I know what a comfort it is to Mama to have me at home…”

Item description: Letter, 19 January 1862, from Mary Pendleton to her father, William Nelson Pendleton. In the letter, Mary writes to ask her father’s advice on a difficult decision. It is believed that she has been asked to go to … Continue reading

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25 September 1861: “Many of us have been in service as long as four months, and neither officers or men of this regiment have received one cent of pay.”

Item description: Letter to Dennis Heartt, editor of the Hillsborough Recorder, from a soldier in the Sixth Regiment of North Carolina State Troops. In the letter, which was written on 10 September 1861 from Camp Jones, near Bristoe Station, Virginia, … Continue reading

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17 July 1861: “I heard from Rob yesterday. He was wounded in the last fight on the 2nd and left on the field supposed to be killed…”

Item description: Letter, 17 July 1861, from May to her husband in which she sends news of Rob [relations unknown]. The enclosed letter, of 12 July 1861, relates Rob’s battle wound and subsequent detainment in a wagon for “five days … Continue reading

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