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10 July 1863: Drawing, “Barracks of the 24th Mass., now occupied by the 23rd Mass. Vols., New Berne, N.C., July 10th – 1863,” drawn by Herbert E. Valentine

Item description: Drawing, “Barracks of the 24th Mass., now occupied by the 23rd Mass. Vols., New Berne, N.C., July 10th – 1863,” drawn by Herbert E. Valentine, a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, who served in … Continue reading

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18 June 1863: “. . . dismissed, probably forever.”

Item description: Brief entry, dated 18 June 1863, from Leaves from a Diary Written While Serving in Co. E, 44 Mass., Dep’t of No. Carolina, an account, written by John Jasper Wyeth of Co. E, of the experiences of the 44th Massachusetts … Continue reading

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27 May 1863: Drawing, “Bird’s eye view of the ’23 Camp from signal station on the top of Genl. Stevenson’s Hd Qrs”

Item description: Drawing, dated 27 May 1863, “Bird’s eye view of the ’23 Camp from signal station on the top of Genl. Stevenson’s Hd Qrs,” drawn by Herbert E. Valentine, a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, who … Continue reading

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28 April 1863: “Warm and rainy. Our guard is the same, however, rain or no rain.”

Item description: Brief entry, dated 28 April 1863, from Leaves from a Diary Written While Serving in Co. E, 44 Mass., Dep’t of No. Carolina, an account, written by John Jasper Wyeth of Co. E, of the experiences of the 44th Massachusetts … Continue reading

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5 April 1863: Drawing of “Gunboat Princess Royal”

Item description: Drawing, dated 5 April 1863, of “Gunboat Princess Royal,” drawn by Herbert E. Valentine, a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, who served in the United States Army between 1861 and 1864 in eastern Virginia, North … Continue reading

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24 March 1863: “To-day the lines have been open, and the women of the suburbs have been thronging into town to buy a little sugar, coffee, snuff, &c., especially snuff.”

Item description: Published letter, dated 24 March 1863, written by Corporal Zenas T. Haines, Company D, 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. The letter is an excerpt from Haines’ account, Letters from the Forty-Fourth Regiment M.V.M.: A Record of the Experience of a Nine … Continue reading

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21 March 1863: “Her bondage, if such it can be called, sits lightly upon her; but she has no sympathy for rebels…”

Item description: Published letter, dated 21 March 1863, written by Corporal Zenas T. Haines, Company D, 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. The letter is an excerpt from Haines’ account, Letters from the Forty-Fourth Regiment M.V.M.: A Record of the Experience of a Nine … Continue reading

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4 February 1863: “The right snug hostelry of Mary Lee, a free colored woman and an excellent cook, was the centre of attraction, being thronged with officers, naval and military, all day.”

Item description: Published letter, dated 4 February 1863, written by Corporal Zenas T. Haines, Company D, 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. The letter is an excerpt from Haines’ account, Letters from the Forty-Fourth Regiment M.V.M.: A Record of the Experience of a Nine … Continue reading

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8 January 1863: “We have had several cases of fever lately, occasioned, it is said, by malaria from the lower swamps in the neighborhood.”

Item description: Portions of “Leaves from a Diary Written While Serving in Co. E, 44 Mass., Dep’t of No. Carolina,” an account, written by John Jasper Wyeth of Co. E, of the experiences of the 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. The book … Continue reading

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16 December 1862: “a part of the time the flag of the 9th New Jersey was unfurled behind us also, which might have drawn an extra amount of fire…”

Item description: Item description: Portions of “Leaves from a Diary Written While Serving in Co. E, 44 Mass., Dep’t of No. Carolina,” an account, written by John Jasper Wyeth of Co. E, of the experiences of the 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. The … Continue reading

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