Tag Archives: Orange County

23 September 1863: “To have and to hold the aforesaid lands…”

Item Description: Land indenture in Orange County, North Carolina, dated 23 September 1863, from an Edmund Strudwick and William Augustus Graham to a Charles Freeland. Item Citation: Folder 205, William Graham Papers, #00285, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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13 January 1863: “Two of this number were in pursuit of some deserters in the rain, who seeing that their guns would not fire, turned on them and succeeded in killing one with a pistol.”

Item description: Letter, 13 January 1863, from John Washington Graham, 56th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, to his father William Alexander Graham. More about John Washington Graham: John Washington Graham of Hillsborough, N.C., was the son of William Alexander Graham (1804-1875) … Continue reading

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29 September 1862: “Our Reg’t went into the fight with 299 men and 26 officers, were engaged for 7 hours and lost 87 men & 16 officers killed & wounded.”

Item description: Letter, 29 September 1862, from James A. Graham, third lieutenant in the “Orange Guard,” Company G, 27th Regiment N.C. Troops, to his father William A. Graham. Item citation: From the James Augustus Graham Papers, #283, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson … Continue reading

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8 May 1861: Edmund Walter Jones letter “delighted with my life as a soldier”

Item description: This letter from J.T. Jones to his father Edmund W. Jones (written while J.T. was encamped at Ellis Camp, Raleigh, N.C.), describes mobilization efforts on the home front in Orange County, North Carolina, as well as the early … Continue reading

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