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11 December 1862: “My family…have been…but temporarily provided for; and, unless I can give them my personal attention, they will necessarily be subjected to suffering and great inconvenience.

Item Description: Letter, dated 11 December 1862, to Thomas L. Clingman from Captain Charles C. Clark, 31st North Carolina Infantry, requesting a leave of absence that is eventually denied. Thomas Clingman served terms in both the United State House and Senate … Continue reading

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13 September 1861: “The General commanding the Brigade is thus stringent not that he is unwilling to grant every proper indulgence, but for the interest of the service and in justice to those officers and men who will not leave the command without authority duly obtained.”

Item description: General Order No. 25, dated 13 September 1861, regarding improper leaves of absence from the area of military command. [Item transcription available below images.] Item citation: From folder 18 of the Boykin Family Papers (#78), Southern Historical Collection, The … Continue reading

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