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12 February 1862: “I deem it best to send my negro man and boys out of the reach of the invading foe.”

Item description: Letter dated 12 February 1862, from William S. Pettigrew at Scuppernong, N.C., to Richard or William Smith, Esquires, in Scotland Neck, N.C. Pettigrew wrote that he was removing his slaves inland in the company of a neighbor, Malachi … Continue reading

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18 January 1862: “thare is some boys knows how to handle a gun yet on that soil…”

Item description: Letter, 18 January 1862, from Malachi J. White to William S. Pettigrew. Throughout 1861 and 1862, William S. Pettigrew was in Raleigh, serving as Washington County’s representative to the North Carolina Secession Convention. During his absence from his … Continue reading

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