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15 September 1864: “The attention of Engineer Officers is called”

Item Description: An order from the Confederate War department to engineering officers. Item Citation: From Folder 13,  in the Clayton Family Papers #4792, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item Transcription: Circular Confederate States of … Continue reading

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10 March 1863: “Private Joseph Hebert Co. A., Crescent Regt. La. Vols. now under sentence of death for desertion having been pardoned by the President of the Confederate States, is hereby ordered to be released…”

Item description: Order, 10 March 1863, concerning a Confederate private who has been pardoned from his death sentence. Item citation: From folder 5 in the George William Logan Papers #1560, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina … Continue reading

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9 March 1863: “In regard to the furnishing of liquors to soldiers mentioned in your letter of the 6th, you will apply to the city authorities to take steps to prevent it.”

Item description: Letter, 9 March 1863, from Eustace Surget, Assistant Adjutant General, to Lieutenant Colonel George W. Logan, 2nd Louisiana Heavy Artillery Battalion. Item citation: From folder 5 of the George William Logan Papers #1560, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University … Continue reading

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26 November 1862: “having received an imperative order to cause Sandals to be made from Beef Hides for the barefooted men of his Company…did fail to Carry out Said order…”

Item description: Charge for disobedience of orders, dated 26 November 1862, as filed against Edward H. Armstrong of Company G, 3rd North Carolina Troops. Item citation: From the Julien Dwight Martin Papers #3639-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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6 August 1862: “Officers in command of troops will be held pecuniarily responsible for damage done to private property by those under them…”

Item description: Special orders, No. 182, dated 6 August 1862. Item citation: Confederate States of America. Adjutant and Inspector-General’s Office. (1862). Special orders, no. 182. Richmond: [War Dept.]. Call # Conf. 1440, Rare Book Collection, Wilson Library. Item transcription: Adjutant … Continue reading

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13 April 1861: “Should Fort Sumter haul down the U.S. flag the Batteries will cease firing…”

Item description: Order issued by Brigadier General James Simon during the bombardment of Fort Sumter outlining procedures to be followed when and if the Fort lowered its flag. Item citation: From the Wilmot G. DeSaussure Order-Book #3330-z, Southern Historical Collection, … 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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