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23 May 1862: “Men of the south! Shall our mothers, our wives, our daughters and sisters, be thus outraged by the ruffianly soldiers of the North, to whom is given the right to treat, at their pleasure, the ladies of the South as common harlots?”

Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 23 May 1862 included this compilation of material related to General Benjamin F. Butler’s General Order No. 28. Declaring that “ladies of New Orleans” who “shall, by word, gesture or movement, insult or … Continue reading

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4 January 1862: “It has been reported to the General Commanding that there are many persons within our lines who are in the habit of wearing the uniform and badges of Commissioned Officers, who are not entitled thereto.”

Item description: Handwritten copy of General Orders No. 3, concerning the forbidden practice of enlisted men wearing the uniforms and badges of commissioned officers. [Transcription available below images.] Item citation: From folder 19 of the William Nelson Pendleton Papers, #1466, … Continue reading

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30 December 1861: “The Troops are reminded that the 57th Article of War makes punishable with death the giving intelligence to the enemy directly or indirectly.”

Item description: General orders No. 98, dated 30 December 1861, from the Headquarters of the Department of Northern Virginia concerning the dissemination of intelligence. Item citation: From folder 18 of the William Nelson Pendleton Papers, #1466, Southern Historical Collection, The … 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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13 September 1861: “The General commanding the Brigade is thus stringent not that he is unwilling to grant every proper indulgence, but for the interest of the service and in justice to those officers and men who will not leave the command without authority duly obtained.”

Item description: General Order No. 25, dated 13 September 1861, regarding improper leaves of absence from the area of military command. [Item transcription available below images.] Item citation: From folder 18 of the Boykin Family Papers (#78), Southern Historical Collection, The … Continue reading

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18 April 1861: “Special cars will always be provided and set apart, and it is requested that the Troops will occupy these alone…”

Item description: General order. North Carolina Railroad Company. Item citation: North Carolina Railroad Company. “General Order.” [Company Shops?, N.C.: The Railroad, 1861]. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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