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8 December 1864: “the darkest and most gloomy time we have experienced since the war”

Item Description: Letter dated 8 December 1864 to Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett Lenoir of East Fork of Pigeon, Haywood County, N.C. Item Citation: Folder 155, Lenoir Family Papers, #426, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel … Continue reading

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13 August 1863: “…desertion is rife the men regard their money as worthless & the government is unable to remedy the evil.”

Item description: Letter, dated 13 August 1863, from Joseph Norwood to his brother in law, Walter Lenoir. The writer discusses wounded and missing friends, the sale of land, the inflation of money, and desertion among Confederate soldiers. [transcription available below … Continue reading

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20 July 1863: “Safe at Uncle Williams in Richmond, wounded in the left shoulder, but not severely and doing first rate!”

Item Description: Letter, 20 July 1863, from Laura Norwood to her uncle, Walter Waightstill Lenoir. In it, Laura relates the details of a letter from her cousin, Thomas “Tom” L. Norwood, who was serving in the war, and briefly mentions the … Continue reading

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20 April 1863: “I feel thankful that I got out so well and safely, and that I have so beautiful a time to commence living at my new home in the woods.”

Item description: Letter, 20 April 1863, from Walter W. Lenoir to his mother, Selina Louisa Avery Lenoir (1783-1864). Item citation: From the Lenoir Family Papers, #426, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item transcription: * Get some … Continue reading

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8 April 1863: “My leg is finished at last, and I have been using it for over a week. It is, I suppose, as good as they make ‘em,’ but it is a wretched substitute for the one that I left in Virginia.”

Item description: Letter, dated 8 April 1863, from Walter W. Lenoir to his brother Thomas I. Lenoir. Item citation: From folder 151 of the Lenoir Family Papers, #426, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item transcription: [“Tucker’s … Continue reading

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20 March 1863: “…will you do me the favor to have the boy placed in jail before he is aware that the Dr. doesn’t get him, or I fear he will run off before I can get him.”

Item Description:  Letter, dated 20 March 1863, from T. George Walton to O. Bartlett, Esq., relating to the sale of a slave and the seller’s refusal to accept Confederate money. Item Citation: 20 March 1863 letter from folder 151, in the … Continue reading

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4 March 1863: “Every day of my experience in teaching adds to my firm conviction that, if faithfully done, ‘t’is the most laborious of all employments…”

Item description: Letter, 4 March 1863, from Thomas L. Norwood to uncle Walter Waightstill Lenoir about how uncomfortable Thomas was with the idea of being a teacher like others in his family. Item citation: From the Lenoir Family Papers, #426, Southern Historical Collection, … Continue reading

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14 February 1863: “This is Valentines day and I hope to get one from her.”

Item description: Letter, 14 February 1863, believed to be from James M. and Laura Gwyn to their aunt, Mary Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Garrett Lenoir. Item citation: From folder 151 of the Lenoir Family Papers, #426, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina … Continue reading

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11 February 1863: “I find myself disappointed upon inquiring as the the efficiency of the artificial legs, and will have to make up my mind to be a worse cripple than I had hoped for.”

Item description: Letter, 11 February 1863, from Walter Lenoir to his brother Thomas Isaac Lenoir. Item citation: From folder 151 of the Lenoir Family Papers, #426, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item transcription: [Thos. I. Lenoir] Tucker’s … Continue reading

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10 January 1863: “I have rented my home to them & we are living at the Hotel, quite a change for us…”

Item description: Letter, 10 January 1863, to Mary Elizabeth Garrett Lenoir. The name of the letter’s writer is illegible. Item citation: From the Lenoir Family Papers, #426, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item transcription: [Mrs. Thos. … Continue reading

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