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18 August 1864: “I am sorry you could not hear from your son”

Item Description: Letter dated 18 August 1864 from Susan Foster to Mrs. Joiner. She seeks to help Mrs. Joiner in obtaining additional information about her son after his injury. The post from August 2nd documents Susan Foster’s first letter to … Continue reading

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2 August 1864: “your son was severely wounded in the head”

Item Description: Letter dated 2 August 1864 from Susan Foster. She writes to tell Mrs. Joyner about the injury of her son. Item Citation: Folder 17, Joyner Family Papers, #04428, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at … Continue reading

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16 May 1864: “Ball extracted from James’ leg today. Doing well.”

Item Description: Telegraph dated 16 May 1864 from W.A. Graham to his wife regarding their son James. Item Citation: From folder 3, James A. Graham Papers, #283, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Item … 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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24 January 1863: “I have been very badly hurt, but am all right now. My horse ran away (she always does)…”

Item description: Letter, 24 January 1863, from Benjamin Lewis Blackford to his mother, Mary Berkeley Minor Blackford (1802-1896). [Item transcription available below images.] Item citation: From folder 84 in the Blackford Family Papers #1912, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina … 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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