Tag Archives: Kinston (N.C.)

17 November 1864: “Tell her to knit another pair just like them onley a litle larger round”

Item Description: Letter to James B. and E. Knight from their son, James F. Knight, near Kinston, NC.  He writes to thank his parents for the package containing figs, bacon, and gloves.  He asks that they knit him more gloves … Continue reading

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12 March 1864: “The report is to day that Kinston and Goldsboro are taken by our troops.”

Item description: Letter, dated 12 March 1864, from James “Jim” Gifford to his parents.  Gifford, a U.S. Naval officer, writes of his life in the navy while stationed near Beaufort, including ship movements and fighting near Kinston and Goldsboro, N.C. … Continue reading

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6 December 1863: “…I suppose she will paint up for the occasion, in order to palm herself off upon the people for what she is not…”

Item Description: Letter, dated 6 December 1863, from John S. Henderson to his brother Leonard at Kinston, N.C..  He describes comparing conflicting news reports to determine where Leonard was currently stationed, and the fundraising activities of the “ladies of Salisbury.”  … Continue reading

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