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20 November 1864: “arrested the men that left the Battalion”

Item Description: Letter to George William Logan about arresting men who deserted and gathering new men for the company. Item Citation: Folder 37, George William Logan Papers, #1560, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill … Continue reading

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15 September 1863: “We hear that we will have large reinforcements soon when I expect we will go back to Chattanooga and drive them out.”

Item description: Letter, dated 15 September 1863, from William Dudley Gale to his wife Kate Polk Gale while in Lafayette, GA.  He describes troop movements and engagements near Ringgold Gap, Georgia.   Item Citation: From folder 4 of the Gale … Continue reading

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13 February 1863: “Attention! Conscripts! Recruits Wanted!”

Item description: This broadside, with a purported date written in pencil on the bottom left of the document, calls for recruits to the defend the “Old North State” and “drive back the vile invaders of our soil.”   Item Transcription: … Continue reading

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24 February 1862: Articles from the Wilmington Daily Journal of 24 February 1862

Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 24 February 1862 included these: a recruitment announcement for a battalion of light horse, news from the enemy concerning the return of female and child detainees, and another proposed week of prayer for … Continue reading

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19 February 1862: “…it shall be the duty of the Governor, from time to time, to issue his proclamation calling for volunteers to meet the requisitions of the Confederate Government…”

Item description: This ordinance, passed by North Carolina’s Secession Convention, gives explicit instructions on recruiting and organizing North Carolina’s quota of soldiers. It also discusses bounty pay due to new and returning soldiers. [Continue reading ordinances passed by this Convention] … Continue reading

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23 December 1861: “The DUPLIN RIFLES were RE-ORGANIZED by electing the following officers…”

Item Description: This broadside publication announced the election of new officers for the “Duplin Rifles” and that they were recruiting new soldiers for the unit. Item transcription: ON SATURDAY LAST The DUPLIN RIFLES were RE-ORGANIZED by electing the following officers, … Continue reading

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15 June 1861: Selected advertisements from the Wilmington (N.C.) Daily Journal

Item description: Selected advertisements from the Wilmington (N.C.) Daily Journal from 15 June 1861. During this period, newspaper advertisements would often run for several weeks or months and would advertise a great range of items for sale, wanted ads, and … Continue reading

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21 May 1861: “North Carolina: A Call to Arms!!!”

Item description: This poem, printed as a broadside or handbill, was probably written just after North Carolina’s formal secession from the Union on May 20, 1861. Handbills such as this one were used to encourage new recruits to join the … Continue reading

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