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8 October 1863: “We have been cooking three days rations to day in order for a march but to what place I am unable to say as news is scarce and my hand is quite nervous.”

Item Description: Letters, dated 8 October 1863, the first from Andrew J. Proffit to his father, William Proffit of Wilkes County, NC; the second, from Phillip Walsh to his father and mother. In the first, Andrew describes a severe fever … Continue reading

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7 May 1863: “AN APPEAL For The Sick And Wounded Soldiers

Item Description: In this broadside, members of the Salisbury [N.C.] Way-Side Hospital committee call for donations of “provisions, medicines, delicacies for the sick, and money” to help care for wounded and sick soldiers. The appeal ends with a call to … Continue reading

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19 December 1862: “…we have lost in the Regt 13 since we organized, but we have at least 200 on the sick list, some of whom will die…”

Item Description: Letter, 19 December 1862, from Adoniram Judson Withrow, first lieutenant of Company C, 25th Regiment Iowa Volunteers, United States Army to his wife, Libertatia America Arnold Withrow in Salem, Iowa. [Transcription available below images.] Item Citation: From folder 1 of … Continue reading

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25 June 1862: The Daily Telegraph (single sheet)

ITEM: The Daily Telegraph, June 25, 1862, single sheet, 12.5 x 9.0 inches, printed on one side. CITATION: The Daily Telegraph (Raleigh, N.C.) 25 June 1862, single sheet.  North Carolina Collection call number: VC071 C748 folder 5.  Wilson Library, University … Continue reading

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26 January 1862: “but I would not go to the Hospital for it is just the same as signing a mans death warrant to send him there.”

Item description: Letter, 26 January 1862, from Emmett Cole, a Union soldier in Company F, 8th Michigan Infantry Regiment, to his sister Celestia. Cole wrote from Beaufort, S.C., where he had gone to recover from the “chill fever.” In this … Continue reading

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