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9 March 1864: Southern Express Company receipt for North Carolina currency

Item: March 9, 1864 Southern Express Company receipt.  Clicking on image above leads to its record in “Historic Moneys in the North Carolina Collection.” Historical Note: This receipt records the shipment by Southern Express Company of $6,500* in North Carolina … Continue reading

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2 March 1864: “…news has just reached us the enemy are going in the direction of Lynchburg…”

Item description: Letter, dated 2 March 1864, from Robert W. Parker to his wife, Rebecca “Beck” Louise Fitzhugh Walker, about minor engagements, troop movements, and camp conditions in Virginia.  Parker mentions action and movement around several places, including Madison, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, … Continue reading

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1 January 1864: “Receivable in payment of all public dues.”

Item description: Fifty and twenty-five cent treasury notes, dated 1 January 1864, issued by the State of North Carolina. Item citation: North Carolina Collection Gallery Numismatic Collection, North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For … Continue reading

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30 August 1863: “Be pleased to aid me in collecting these monies…”

Item Description: In a letter dated 30 August, 1863 from James Bryan to William Alexander Graham, Bryan details financial loans and happenings. William Alexander Graham was a lawyer, legislator, United States senator, Confederate senator, Secretary of the Navy, and Whig … 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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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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