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4 August 1863: “Surely, thought I, there is some virtue left in the people yet – and with many thanks we parted with the good old gentleman.”

Item description: Entry, 4 August 1863, from the diary of Captain Lewis H. Webb, Company D, 12th Virginia Artillery Battalion. [Transcription available below image] Item citation: From the diary of L.H. Webb, Lewis Henry Webb Papers, #1767, Southern Historical Collection, … Continue reading

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13 February 1863: “Attention! Conscripts! Recruits Wanted!”

Item description: This broadside, with a purported date written in pencil on the bottom left of the document, calls for recruits to the defend the “Old North State” and “drive back the vile invaders of our soil.”   Item Transcription: … Continue reading

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5 October 1862: “Colonel Shaw’s body servant says the troops have left, and are in the vicinity of Wilmington, on account of yellow fever. The conscripts are from 14 to 50 years old. Many of them ran away.”

Item description: “Report of Acting Rear-Admiral Lee, U. S. Navy, regarding affairs in and about Wilmington, N. C., and the inefficiency of the blockade.” The report discusses naval actions near Wilmington, North Carolina, including reports of contraband, blockade activities, a … Continue reading

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29 March 1862: “we are now on the sea of a decisive contest, and all hearts are anxious about the result…”

Item description: Diary entry written by Jane Evans Elliot. More about Jane Evans Elliot: Jane Evans Elliot (1820-1882) was a diarist in Fayetteville, N.C. Her husband was Alexander Elliot, a lumberman who served in the North Carolina House of Commons, … Continue reading

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5 June 1861: “…jurisdiction…is hereby ceded to the Confederate States of America, for the purpose of maintaining and erecting therein Arsenals, Magazines, or other necessary buildings…”

Item description: “An Ordinance Vesting in the Confederate States of America Jurisdiction Over Certain Tracts of Land in the Town of Fayetteville and County of Cumberland” No. 2. Item Transcription: [No. 2.] AN ORDINANCE VESTING IN THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF … Continue reading

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