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25 February 1865: “…as will hereafter prevent consequences so unjust and injurious to said farming interests.”

Item Description: Resolution passed by the General Assembly of the state of Virginia, in relation to the Confederate States impressment laws. [Scans courtesy of Internet Archive and Duke University Library. This item can also be found via the Rare Book Collection, University … Continue reading

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7 February 1865: ” I am in a big hurry to get away from this place as I fear we are all destined to go up if we stay here long.”

Item Description: Letter from William Henry Tripp to his wife Araminta Guilford Tripp.  He describes evacuation Savannah and Bald Head.  He also details the dire situation at Fort Anderson which is under attack from Union naval ships.  He has submitted … Continue reading

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16 August 1864: “Tell her I had rather the ladies of K__ + C__ would not marry until I return.”

Item Description: Letter dated 16 August 1864, written by K. Johnston to his mother. He gives detailed advice about the work around their property back home. Item Citation: Folder 2, Confederate Papers, #172, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of … Continue reading

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17 December 1863: “I can tie my mustache in a bow-knot under my chin and am very handsome generally (see enclosed carte-de-visite).”

Item description: Letter, dated 17 December 1863, from Benjamin Lewis Blackford to his mother, Mary Berkeley Minor Blackford.  The letter is written from his camp on Topsail Sound, and it is he expresses his disgust with Wilmington residents, who have … Continue reading

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