Tag Archives: Hillsborough

23 September 1863: “To have and to hold the aforesaid lands…”

Item Description: Land indenture in Orange County, North Carolina, dated 23 September 1863, from an Edmund Strudwick and William Augustus Graham to a Charles Freeland. Item Citation: Folder 205, William Graham Papers, #00285, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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31 August 1863: “Jack I hope you will not show this letter but burn it as soon as read.”

Item description: Letter, dated 31 August 1863, from Mrs. Catherine “Carrie” Roulhac to a friend named Jack.  She discusses his recent visit and the departure of fifty soldiers from Hillsboro to Charleston. Item citation: From Folder 85 of the Ruffin-Roulhac-Hamilton Family … Continue reading

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30 August 1863: “Be pleased to aid me in collecting these monies…”

Item Description: In a letter dated 30 August, 1863 from James Bryan to William Alexander Graham, Bryan details financial loans and happenings. William Alexander Graham was a lawyer, legislator, United States senator, Confederate senator, Secretary of the Navy, and Whig … Continue reading

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7 January 1863: “President Davis passed down in the cars on Saturday last, on his return to Richmond…”

Item description: Newspaper article, “President Davis,” as published in the 7 January 1863 issue of the Hillsborough Recorder. The article describes President Jefferson Davis’ visit to North Carolina. Item citation: “President Davis,” Hillsborough Recorder. 7 January 1863. Hillsborough, N.C. : Dennis Heartt, 1820-1879. C071 … Continue reading

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9 September 1862: “Your Father had a fall from his horse last Thursday which has confined him to his room ever since.”

Item description: Letter, 9 September 1862, from Susannah Washington Graham (1816-1890) to one of her sons (believed to be George Washington Graham, who was born in 1847). Mrs. Graham sends news about various members of the Graham family, including a … Continue reading

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18 September 1861: “Be it ordained, That no person shall discharge or shoot a gun, pistol or fire arms of any description, within the limits of the town”

Item description: Ordinance for the town of Hillsborough (as published in the 18 September 1861 issue of the Hillsborough Recorder) concerning the discharge of firearms within town limits. Item citation: “Town Ordinance,” Hillsborough Recorder,” 18 September 1861. Hillsborough, N.C.: Dennis … Continue reading

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8 July 1861: ” As President Davis will not receive any more 12 month Volunteers our company must either volunteer for the war or be disbanded on the 20th of August.”

Item description: Letter, 8 July 1861, from James A. Graham (1841-1909) to his father William A. Graham, a former United States senator and governor of North Carolina. In this letter, James Graham writes to get his father’s blessing to continue … Continue reading

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20 April 1861: “This is probably the first flag raised, on which N. Carolina has been numbered with the seceding states.”

Item description: Letter, Edward Hall Armstrong to Thomas G. Armstrong, Chapel Hill, N.C., 20 April 1861. Edward Hall Armstrong, of Wilmington, N.C., was a student at the University of North Carolina from 1858 to 1861. On 20 April 1861, he … Continue reading

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