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13 May 1862: “They searched every house in town & got a few old shot guns…”

Item description: Diary entry, 13 May 1862, describing the Union occupation of Murfreesboro, Tenn., fears of a smallpox outbreak, and a mention of the destruction of the USS Merrimack. More about Kate Carney and her Civil War diary: Catherine “Kate” … Continue reading

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12 May 1862: “We will certainly know how to appreciate freedom when we have it once more restored.”

Item description: Entry, dated 12 May 1862, from the diary of Kate S. Carney describing the Union occupation of Murfreesboro, Tenn. More about Kate Carney and her Civil War diary: Catherine “Kate” Carney (1842-1930) was the daughter of Legrand Carney … Continue reading

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8 May 1862: “On Patroll Guard. had a fuss with some Germans. Wounded 1 & took 16 prisoners also 4 women”

Item description: Entry from the diary of Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Volunteers, detailing an incident while on patrol in Alexandria, Va. Item citation: Diary commencing Oct. 14, 1861 – ending Sept. 20th, 1863 / Newton Wallace, VCC970.742 W19d, … Continue reading

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3 May 1862: “…the People here appear to be quite southern in opinion but dare not exactly express their views on account of Northern troops.”

Item description: A written description of Alexandria, Virginia, dated 3 May 1862, from the diary of Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Volunteers. Wallace discusses the physical appearance of the town, Virginia’s climate, the political views and work habits of … Continue reading

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6 February 1862: Sketch Showing Route of the Burnside Expedition

Item description: This map is included with Major General J. G. Foster’s report to the Joint Committee on The Conduct of the War, a Congressional oversight committee set up in 1861. Although Foster’s report was published in 1866, the map … Continue reading

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22 January 1862: “I am packed for flight and from day to day we do not know when the order to leave may come.”

Item description: Letter, 22 January 1862, from Mary (“Minnie”) Charlotte North Allston to her sister, Jane Caroline “Carey” North Pettigrew. Minnie describes her anxieties relating to the impending arrival of the Burnside Expedition and the likelihood that she will soon … Continue reading

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6 November 1861: “…Our camp is named Camp Burnside in honor of our Commanding General.”

Item description: Entry, dated 6 November 1861, from diary of Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Volunteers. Wallace was born in Holland, Massachusetts, and was twenty years old at the time of his enlistment. [Editorial Note: Wallace and his regiment … Continue reading

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4 November 1861: “…had Refreshments provided by Citizens Ladies of Philadelphia at Soldier’s Refreshment saloon…”

Item description: Entry, dated 4 November 1861, from diary of Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Volunteers. Wallace was born in Holland, Massachusetts, and was twenty years old at the time of his enlistment. [Editorial Note: Wallace and his regiment … Continue reading

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14 October 1861: “Enlisted in the 27th Regt Mass Vols Co I, made visits & got ready for camp”

Item description: Entry, dated 14 October 1861, from diary of Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Volunteers. Wallace was born in Holland, Massachusetts, and was twenty years old at the time of his enlistment. [Editorial Note: Wallace and his regiment … Continue reading

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10 May 1861: “I had to get a permit here to go North – it was granted…”

Item description: John Kimberly, writing from Richmond, Va. to his wife Bettie Maney Kimberly in Chapel Hill, N.C., describes the scene in the city and discusses difficulties in traveling through Virginia and Maryland. Item Citation: From folder 33 of the … Continue reading

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