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15 August 1864: “my heart is tonight agitated and troubled”

Item Description: Diary entry dated 15 August 1864 from Sarah Lois Wadley. She writes about her brother Willie returning to camp and the rumors that she has heard about the fighting around her. Item Citation: From volume 4 (folder 5) … Continue reading

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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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