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13 June 1864: “So Gov. Vance carries a travelling suite with him.”

Item Description: editorial, The Daily Progress (Raleigh, N. C.), 13 June 1864. Transcription: GOV., VANCE: IN CHARLOTTE.-Our gallant townsman, J. L. Morehead, Esq., had the honor of entertaining the Governor and suite while in this place.— We learn that the … Continue reading

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11 June 1864: “. . . little opportunity is given for bestowing upon the soldiers the attention they so much need.”

Item Description: “Along the Line of the Railroad” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 11 June 1864. Transcription: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WILMINGTON, N. C., SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1864. The time at which the train from … Continue reading

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15 November 1863: “I am well aware that an escape from prison is attended with much difficulty as well as danger.”

Item description: Entry from a diary kept by Willard W. Glazier, who enlisted as a private in the “2nd Regiment of N. Y. Cavalry (Harris Light)” early in the war. He was captured by soldiers of the Confederate Army on … Continue reading

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8 November 1863: “I am afflicted with the scurvy, chronic diarrhœa and fever. These are the prevailing diseases here…”

Item description: Entry from a diary kept by Willard W. Glazier, who enlisted as a private in the “2nd Regiment of N. Y. Cavalry (Harris Light)” early in the war. He was captured by soldiers of the Confederate Army on … 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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26 April 1863: “…we are in the best quarters we have had since leaving Boston, so we ought not to grumble.”

Item description: Diary entry, dated 26 April 1863, by John J. Wythe, who served in Co. E of the 44th Massachusetts Volunteers. He describes his accommodations (a house on Broad Street) in New Bern, North Carolina, during the Union Army’s … Continue reading

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20 October 1862: “FRIENDS, TO THE RESCUE!!”

Item description: This broadside, which includes appeals from Governor Zebulon B. Vance, Surgeon General Edward Warren, and Assistant Quartermaster James Sloan, announces the State of North Carolina’s dire need of donations from private citizens to help clothe and shoe its … Continue reading

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27 September 1862: “…have got to go back again as there is a mistake in papers…”

Item description: Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Infantry, noted in his diary entry for 26 September that he “started on board the Eagle for Newberne [North Carolina] with Discharge Papers,” but his entry for 27 September states that there … Continue reading

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31 July 1862: “Well, the poor soldier has paid out his little wages (if indeed he has received it,) for clothing and shoes, or nearly so, and consequently has none of any consequence to pay these extortionary prices for vegetables.”

Item description: Letter to the editors of the Wilmington (N.C.) Daily Journal, written by a “Soldier from Wake,” as published in the 31 July 1862 issue of the Journal. Item citation: “Extortion – The Soldier,” The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), … Continue reading

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27 July 1862: “Started this morning & marched about 4 miles then had to wait till 4 PM for a Bridge to be built…”

Item description: Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Infantry, comments on his company’s movements while in eastern North Carolina, near New Bern. The march was a part of the Union Army’s expedition from New Bern to Trenton and Pollocksville. See … Continue reading

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