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12 July 1861: “Baggage must be reduced whenever a regiment receives marching orders and but one trip of the baggage waggons will be allowed from camp to the railroad.”

Item description: General order (#32) from an order book of the 21st North Carolina Infantry Regiment (C.S.A.) giving instructions for the transport of Confederate troops. Item citation: From volume 1 in the Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Regiment, … Continue reading

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12 April 1861: “Be careful also not to fire too fast…”

Item description: Order issued during the bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C., on 12 April 1861 regarding the frequency of mortar shells to be fired onto the Fort. Item citation: From the Wilmot G. DeSaussure Order-Book #3330-z, Southern Historical Collection, … Continue reading

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