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27 March 1865: “I guess all the girls is going to get married but the ones that I would be glad to hear of their finding some fellow that would suit better than I do.”

Item Description: Letter dated 27 March 1865 from Charles Milton Hopper to his family back home. Hopper served in the 70th Ohio Regiment of the United States Army. Item Citation: Folder 1, Charles Milton Hopper Papers, #3584, Southern Historical Collection, … Continue reading

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25 January 1865: “the only noble, honourable one a young man can now be engaged in, that is in active service for his country”

Item Description: Diary entry dated 25 January 1865 by Sarah Lois Wadley. Item Citation: Folder 5, Sarah Lois Wadley Papers, #01258, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Item Transcription: Wednesday, Jan. 25th. 1865. Father … Continue reading

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22 January 1865: “Tis a melancholy truth, that there is not corn enough in the county for its inhabitants to subsist on, and yet it is being made up into whiskey.”

Item Description: Letter to Sarah (Sade) J. Lenoir from her niece. She writes about a series of raids involving armed women stealing corn.  She goes into great detail about a raid on Pinesville where the women were driven off by … Continue reading

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11 December 1864: “they shot fifteen at once, with one ball”

Item Description: Diary entry dated 11 December 1864 by Sarah Lois Wadley. She writes about her various social engagements from the previous weeks. In particular, she recounts a meeting with a Confederate soldier. She also writes about attending at dance … Continue reading

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8 December 1864: “the darkest and most gloomy time we have experienced since the war”

Item Description: Letter dated 8 December 1864 to Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Garrett Lenoir of East Fork of Pigeon, Haywood County, N.C. Item Citation: Folder 155, Lenoir Family Papers, #426, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel … Continue reading

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15 November 1864: “I do not take that lively interest in writing that I used to”

Item Description: Diary entry dated 15 November 1864, written by Sarah Lois Wadley. She writes about her social engagements and activities of the past week. Item Citation: Folder 5, Sarah Lois Wadley Papers, #1258, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University … Continue reading

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9 November 1864: “the election day in the United States, what a struggle it must have been!”

Item Description: Diary entry dated 9 November 1864, written by Sarah Lois Wadley. Item Citation: Folder 5, Sarah Lois Wadley Papers, #1258, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item Transcription: Wednesday, Nov. 9th. 1864 … Continue reading

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27 October 1864: “the very idea of “reconstruction” sends a thrill of horror and disgust through my veins.”

Item Description: Sarah Lois Wadley, a Louisiana woman, discusses in her diary the events of the preceding two weeks. She describes a trip into town, the behavior of her children, and how they are taking care of a wounded soldier. Item … Continue reading

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27 August 1864: ” I have just eaten my dinner little jack is a very good dog now Hamilton is going to Sunday School I got lots of acorns yesterday out to Evanston”

Item Description: Letter written on August 27 and 28, 1864 from Amy to Andrew Lucas Hunt.  She describes life back at home and mentions a trip to Evanston, IL.  Andrew Lucas Hunt was from Chicago, IL and was an officer … Continue reading

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17 August 1864: “how I had long desired to join the Church”

Item Description: Diary entry dated 17 August 1864 from Sarah Lois Wadley. She writes about the impending visit of an episcopal minister and her desire to join the church. Item Citation: From volume 4 (folder 5) in the Sarah Lois … Continue reading

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