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26 November 1864: “…accoutrements brought into our lines by deserters from the enemy will be turned over to Brigade Ord. officers and taken up in their property…”

Item Description: Memorandum, dated 26 November 1864, issued by the Confederate War Department, concerning ordinances confiscated or recovered from deserters. Item Citation: Folder 18, T.L. Clingman Papers, #00157, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. … Continue reading

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30 April 1862: “I hear that hot water pipes are arranged so as to scald the assailants when they may dare to set foot on her.”

Item description: Letter, dated 30 April 1862, from Assistant Inspector of Ordnance H.A. Wise, U.S. Navy, to Lieutenant O.C. Badger, responding to Badger’s suggestions regarding the use of “liquid fire.” Item citation: Official records of the Union and Confederate Navies … Continue reading

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