Tag Archives: General Joseph E. Johnston

11 March 1864: “Beauregard has whipped the Yankees at Mud Creek (where is Mud Creek?)”

Item Description: In this entry dated 11 March 1864, Samuel Agnew, a Presbyterian minister, teacher, farmer, and prominent local citizen in Tippah and Lee counties, Mississippi, reported on some local disputes and third hand news of the war. Confederate Generals Lee, … Continue reading

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23 June 1863: “Glorious news this morning from Vicksburg. Grant has been driven off …”

Item description: Letter, dated 23 June 1863, from John A. Ramsay to an unidentified recipient.  In this letter Ramsay discusses troop movements in Virginia and injuries from the Battle of Brandy Station, as well as news from the Battle of … Continue reading

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11 June 1863: “…News from all quarters is that desertion is progressing to an alarming extent and disloyalty is every where increasing and growing bolder”

Item description: In this diary entry of 11 June 1863, David Schenck (1835-1902),  who during the war held the post of receiver in Lincoln County, N.C., under the Sequestration Act, confided his doubts about the Confederacy’s chances for success. Not … Continue reading

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