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2 August 1862: “The men are in the army & the women generally have gone farther south. The whole is one wide waste.”

Item description: Letter, 2 August 1862, from Richard Corson, captain in the 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry, to Jared Evans, Esq. Item citation: From the R. R. Corson Papers #5263-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at … Continue reading

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24 July 1862: “Stonewall Jackson is a rigid Presbyterian and does not believe in the infallibility of this Pope . . .”

Item Description: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington), 24 July 1862. Transcription: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WILMINGTON, N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1862. The Yankees have a last got a hero.  They have got a “coming man.”  They … Continue reading

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20 July 1862: “If a soldier or a legitimate follower of the army be fired upon from any house, the house shall be razed to the ground, and the inhabitants sent prisoners to the headquarters of this army.”

Item description: General Orders, Number 7, dated 20 July 1862, issued by command of Major General John Pope. These orders appear as they were published in the Supplemental Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, In … Continue reading

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