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19 March 1864: “I have never yet met any of the negro soldiers and hope I never may.”

Item Description:  Letter, dated 19 March 1864, written by James Augustus Graham. James Graham served in the 27th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America and lived until 1908. [Transcription available below images.] Item Citation: From the James Augustus Graham Papers, #00283, … Continue reading

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13 September 1863: “Since I last wrote to you I have been on quite a journey.”

Item Description: Letter, 13 September 1863, from Joseph Wilson Alexander to his mother, Elvira Catherine Wilson Alexander, relaying news of his escape from imprisonment and recapture in New England. J. W. Alexander, who predicted trouble when he heard of Lincoln’s 1860 … 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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