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21 October 1863: “… a box of eatables and some lard…”

Item description: Letter, dated 21 October, 1863, from James A. Graham to his father, William Alexander Graham.  In this letter, Graham discusses the state of the railroad in Virginia, food shortages, and clothing. [transcription available below images] Item citation: From the … Continue reading

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16 August 1863: “We had a little fun with the Yankees yesterday.”

Item Description: Letter dated August 16, 1863 from James Augustus Graham to his mother. In it, Graham mentions he hasn’t received very many letters from his parents and also discusses plans to send home a pair of pants for mending. He … Continue reading

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7 July 1863: “Our sky seems to me now to be brighter than it has ever been heretofore.”

Item Description: Letter, 7 July 1863, from James Augustus Graham to his mother located in Hillsborough, N.C. in which Graham describes, among other things, the losses suffered by the Confederates at Gettysburg. [Item transcription available below images.] Item Citation: From Folder … Continue reading

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12 April 1863:”…the yankees run up the white flag, set the boat afire and took to the swamp…”

Item description: Letter, dated 12 April 1863, from James Augustus Graham to his mother.  He describes camp life, an engagement with a Union gunboat on the Coosaw River, and his regiment’s potential involvement in the engagements occurring near Charleston. From … Continue reading

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22 February 1863: “We had a pretty hard rain last night and, as some of our men were on open flat cars, fared pretty badly.”

Item description: Letter, 22 February 1863, from James A. Graham, officer in the “Orange Guard,” Company G, 27th Regiment N.C. Troops, to his father William A. Graham. Item citation: From the William A. Graham Papers #285, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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29 January 1863: “for a while we fared pretty badly being out in the rain without tents, but as we have got some tents now we are getting along a great deal better.”

Item description: Letter, 29 January 1863, from James A. Graham, officer in the “Orange Guard,” Company G, 27th Regiment N.C. Troops, to his father William A. Graham. Item citation: From the William A. Graham Papers #285, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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24 November 1862: “He did not live long after the fight but we could not hear from him until these men came over and were exchanged.”

Item description: Letter, 24 November 1862, from James Augustus Graham (1841-1908) to his mother Susannah Washington Graham (1816-1890) in Hillsborough, N.C. Graham, then a corporal in Company G (Orange Guards), 27th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, described his travels to catch up … Continue reading

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29 September 1862: “Our Reg’t went into the fight with 299 men and 26 officers, were engaged for 7 hours and lost 87 men & 16 officers killed & wounded.”

Item description: Letter, 29 September 1862, from James A. Graham, third lieutenant in the “Orange Guard,” Company G, 27th Regiment N.C. Troops, to his father William A. Graham. Item citation: From the James Augustus Graham Papers, #283, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson … Continue reading

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21 September 1862: “Our Reg’t was in the fight at Sharpsburg Md. last Wednesday (17th) and lost nearly 200 men killed and wounded. I escaped without a single scratch.”

Item description: Letter, 21 September 1862, from James A. Graham (1841-1908), Company G (Orange Guards), 27th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, to his mother Susannah Washington Graham (1816-1890). Item citation: From the James Augustus Graham Papers, #283, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, … Continue reading

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11 July 1861: “I have no books with me except those you sent me some time ago…”

Item description: Letter, 11 July 1861, from James A. Graham to his father William A. Graham. In the letter, Graham comments further on the status of his enlistment (continuing an idea from a letter of 8 July 1861). Graham also … Continue reading

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