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17 December 1864: “one feels about in despair sometimes, but we must keep up a brave heart…”

Item description: Letter, dated 17 December 1864, from Ann B.S. Pettigrew McKay to her brother William S. Pettigrew. Item citation: From folder 254 of the Pettigrew Family Papers #592, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel … Continue reading

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12 November 1864: “The Yankees is not doing at Plymouth as yet only taking Brandy and getting drunk”

Item Description: Letter written by John Blekepon to William S. Pettigrew in response to Pettigrew’s letter on November 5th.  In the letter he discusses sending Pettigrew’s belongings, Union activity in Plymouth, NC, and Pettigrew’s personal health. Item Citation: Folder 270 … Continue reading

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13 October 1864: “I gave him a short piece of my mind.”

Item Description: A letter from W.F. Beasley to a member of the Pettigrew family. He describes the difficulty he has had in receiving letters, and the possible movement of his battalion. He expresses his dislike for his current location. Item … Continue reading

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29 March 1864: “It distresses me to have you go into the army as a private. I think it is throwing so much away.”

Item Description: Letter dated 29 March 1864 from Mary Pettigrew to her brother, William Pettigrew. In it, Mary begs William to serve a position at a hospital in Raleigh rather than join the army. She also briefly discusses news from … Continue reading

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2 September 1863: “The death of Genl Pettigrew, as it no common loss, so it is not merely a family sorrow.”

Item description: Letter, dated 2 September 1863, to Mary Pettigrew from Mr. Patterson, a Confederate soldier and a friend of the Pettigrew family.  He writes to express condolences on the recent death of Mary’s brother, General James Johnston Pettigrew. [transcription … Continue reading

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14 July 1863: “…Genl Pettigrew was wounded in the hand or arm at Gettysburg…”

Item Description: Telegram, 14 July 1863, from Miss Rowland to Rev. Pringle, Richmond, Va.  Miss Rowland’s telegram asks Rev. Pringle to write Miss Pettigrew of Mount Carmel, Abbeville, S.C., to inform her that “Genl Pettigrew was wounded in the hand or arm at … Continue reading

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13 July 1863: “But I learned the following statement-a horse was shot under Gen. P on Wed…”

Item Description: Letter, 13 July 1863, from Richmond to Mary B. Pettigrew informing her of the condition of her brother, James Johnston Pettigrew. An officer in the Confederacy, James Johnston Pettigrew served in several important battles, but few documents detailing this … Continue reading

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12 July 1863: “Of over 500 men carried into the fight by our Regt. on Wednesday, only 110 were left for duty Saturday morning”

Item Description: Letter, 12 July 1863, from Lemuel J. Hoyle to his mother, Nancy H. V. Moorman of Gaston County, N.C.  Hoyle describes the significant losses sustained by the 11th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, including that General James Johnston Pettigrew was … Continue reading

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12 June 1863: “we have been living entirely on credit, & obliged to remove one daughter from school.”

Item description: Letter, 12 June 1863, from Mary E. Bell to William S. Pettigrew. In the letter, Bell describes her family’s misfortunes and asks for monetary aid from Pettigrew so that she may pay for her daughter’s school fees to … Continue reading

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27 January 1863: “…he heard that there was 100 negroes to hire out in Winston…””

Item description: Letter, 27 January 1863 from Emanuel Fisher to a member of the Pettigrew family, presumably Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, reporting on the condition of the slaves hired out by the addressee through Mr. Fisher for work in the Winston, … Continue reading

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