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4 February 1864: “And when he see our banner wave/ Remember him the more”

Item Description: Obituary written about Capt Simeon E. Hamilton. This obituary was written in Oroon Alston Hanner’s autograph album that he kept while in prison on Johnson Island. He was given this autograph album by a local women’s society. While … Continue reading

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22 July 1863: “The life, career, and death of young Burgwyn, convey a lesson to the youth of this Confederacy…”

Item Description: Obituary of Col. Henry K. Burgwyn, 22 July 1863, published in a Raleigh newspaper.  The obituary uses quotes from letters by Stonewall Jackson and D. H. Hill to describe Burgwyn’s character and concludes with extracts from letters written by … Continue reading

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