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12 October 1863: “Unless we can get corn from some other county than this, I am afraid there will be great suffering among the poor of this vicinity.”

Item description:  Letter, 12 October 1863,  from Judge William H. Battle to his son, Richard Battle. The letter reveals his anxiety about provisions for the coming winter.  Food shortages caused the prices on crops to skyrocket in Orange County, North … Continue reading

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24 September 1863: “Truly the ways of providence are strange. But we have been taught that they are right.”

Item Description: Letter, 24 September 1863, from W.G. Lewis to his cousin Kemp Plummer Battle. The letter discusses military operations and the death of Kemp’s brother, Wesley Lewis Battle. [Transcription available below images]   Item Citation: From the Battle Family Papers #3223, Southern … Continue reading

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7 November 1862: “we seem to be threatened with something like a famine here. If our farmers have any thing to sell, they will not part with it at present…”

Item description:  Letter, 7 November 1862, from William Horn Battle to his son, Kemp Plummer Battle. Not long after learning about the death of his son Junius in a military hospital in Maryland, Judge Battle writes to his son Kemp … Continue reading

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