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18 October 1862: “I am very short of Officers. I haven’t a single field or staff officer present.”

Item description: Letter, 18 October 1862, from Colonel Isaac E. Avery, 6th Regiment N.C. State Troops, to his sister, Laura, Morganton, Burke County, N.C. In the letter Avery discusses vaccinations, promotions among his surgeons, and the movements of Branch’s Brigade, … Continue reading

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3 November 1861: “these elections must be conducted if practicable, or as far as possible, in exact conformity with the rules established for such elections by the local authorities.”

Item description: General Order No. 70, dated 3 November 1861, about filling vacancies among commissioned officers. Item citation: From folder 20 of the Boykin Family Papers (#78), Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. … Continue reading

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