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5 September 1861: “the [American] Hotel being crowded the Landlord gave me to understand that we would accommodate him very much if Mr. Moore and myself would take one Bed and give up the balance of the room for other company.”

Item description: Rev. Overton Bernard recounts his traveling experience to Richmond, Virginia. As the capital of the Confederacy, Richmond’s population swelled to record numbers during the war. Overton Bernard kept this diary while serving aas a bank employee in Portsmouth, … Continue reading

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