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4 February 1864: “And when he see our banner wave/ Remember him the more”

Item Description: Obituary written about Capt Simeon E. Hamilton. This obituary was written in Oroon Alston Hanner’s autograph album that he kept while in prison on Johnson Island. He was given this autograph album by a local women’s society. While … Continue reading

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7 June 1863: “L is for Lincoln, – Ah! woe to his crown / For Cotton, King Cotton is trampling him down…”

Item Description: Poem, dated 7 June 1863, from the John S. Henderson Papers.  The unidentified author assigns a trait or subject relating to the Confederacy to each letter of the alphabet.    Item citation: From folder 34 of the John S. … Continue reading

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14 February 1863: “This is Valentines day and I hope to get one from her.”

Item description: Letter, 14 February 1863, believed to be from James M. and Laura Gwyn to their aunt, Mary Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Garrett Lenoir. Item citation: From folder 151 of the Lenoir Family Papers, #426, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina … Continue reading

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20 December 1861: “. . . on my lonely night’s watching . . .”

Item description: Poem, “The Picket Guard” written “For the Journal. / By a Lady.”  The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 20 December 1861, page 2, column 2.  For more on Civil War poetry, see the Library of Congress web page, … Continue reading

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