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20 August 1863: “…there can never be any question of recon-struction, there may be of submission & this will hardly happen unless our army deserts & goes home.”

Item description:  Letter, dated 20 August 1863, from Robert Davidson Graham to his father, William Alexander Graham.  In this letter, Graham discusses troop movements and morale, as well as North Carolina politics. [transcription available below images] Item citation: From folder … Continue reading

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19 May 1863: ” . . . we begin to breathe more freely and to cast our eyes towards the Southwest with less misgivings than we had last week.”

Item: Editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 19 May 1863, page 2, column 1. Transcription: Now that we know that General JOHNSTON has got down to the vicinity of Jackson and Vicksburg and taken the management of things in … Continue reading

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18 May 1863: “We shall look for further news from that quarter with much interest.”

Item: editorials and advertisements, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 18 May 1863, page 2, columns 1 and 2. Notes: 1) The Siege of Vicksburg began on 18 May 1863.  2) Colonel Thomas Purdie, of the 18th North Carolina Regiment, … Continue reading

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21 April 1863: “Okra the best Substitute for Coffee”

Item Description: “Okra the best Substitute for Coffee” (newspaper article), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 21 April 1863, page 2. Transcription: Okra the best Substitute for Coffee Everybody, we presume, knows how to cultivate Okra.  It is a most delicious table vegetable, … Continue reading

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2 April 1863: “Let the soldier laugh if he can.”

Item Description: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), Thursday, 2 April 1863, page 2, column 1. Transcription: The performance to-night at the Theatre will pre- sent an unusual and attractive variety, as fоur pieces will be given, as well … Continue reading

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7 January 1863: “President Davis passed down in the cars on Saturday last, on his return to Richmond…”

Item description: Newspaper article, “President Davis,” as published in the 7 January 1863 issue of the Hillsborough Recorder. The article describes President Jefferson Davis’ visit to North Carolina. Item citation: “President Davis,” Hillsborough Recorder. 7 January 1863. Hillsborough, N.C. : Dennis Heartt, 1820-1879. C071 … Continue reading

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27 December 1862: “It looks to me as if the persons named intended that they should be captured by the rebels.”

Item description: “Report of Commander Murray, U. S. Navy, regarding the reported capture of parties transporting goods from Norfolk [Virginia] to Elizabeth City [North Carolina].” To read more from the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the … Continue reading

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8 December 1862: “He calls his famous proclamation a contemplated emancipation scheme.”

Item: article from the Carolina Watchman (Salisbury, N.C.), 8 December 1862 (Volume 20: number 29), page 2, column 3. Transcription: LINCOLN’S MESSAGE. Petersburg, Dec. 4.—The N. York Times, of the 2nd, has been received here.  Lincoln’s message was read on … Continue reading

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13 November 1862: “So much for a little party.”

Item Description: a portion (text from columns 1 and 2; map and headlines from columns 3-4) of The New York Herald, 13 November 1862, page 1. Transcription: IMPORTANT FROM NORTH CAROLINA. ADVANCE OF THE UNION FORCES. Combined Naval and Military … Continue reading

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5 November 1862: “We know as a fact, that there were eleven white persons buried yesterday – ten at Oakdale Cemetery…”

Item description: Selected articles from the 5 November 1862 issue of the Weekly State Journal (Raleigh, N.C.), all relating to the yellow fever epidemic raging in the city of Wilmington, N.C. Item citation: Selected articles, Weekly State Journal, 5 November 1862. Raleigh, … Continue reading

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