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4 July 1864: “Your company with lady is requested at a celebration of the 4th of July, to be held in Fort Macon…”

Item Description: An invitation and order of exercises for the First Regiment North Carolina Union Volunteers’ Fourth of July celebration at Fort Macon, North Carolina. The pre-printed invitation is addressed to “Collector Hendricks…with lady.” The celebration included a “National Salute,” … Continue reading

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24 May 1862: “Capture of Fort Macon” and “The End of the Merrimac”

Item: Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, XIV:334 (24 May 1862), cover. (Hand-colored at later date.) Two illustrations on cover with following captions: Top: CAPTURE OF FORT MACON—COMPANIES A AND B OF THE 5TH RHODE ISLAND REGIMENT COVERING THE WORKING PARTIES WHILE … Continue reading

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17 May 1862: Two illustrations of Fort Macon

Item description: Two illustrations, as published in the 17 May 1862 issue of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper: 1. Carteret County, Fort Macon, N.C. “The war in North Carolina–Surrender of Fort Macon–exterior on side facing national batteries, showing effect of shot … Continue reading

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13 March 1862: Sketch showing the route to Newbern, pursued by the Burnside Expedition, March 13, & 14, 1862

Item description: This map is included with Major General J. G. Foster’s report to the Joint Committee on The Conduct of the War, a Congressional oversight committee set up in 1861. Although Foster’s report was published in 1866, the map … Continue reading

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