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17 February 1863: “To arms, fellow citizens, come to share with us our dangers, our brilliant success, or our glorious death.”

Item Description: Letter, 17 February 1863, to the authorities and citizens of Savannah, GA, and Charleston, SC, warning of an impending attack on both cities, and Special Orders No. 44, issued to Brigadier General Thomas Lanier Clingman, advising his brigade to prepare … Continue reading

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6 December 1862 “The Board will meet at your Head Quarters at 10 Oclock AM tomorrow for the examination of Officers of your command”

Item description: Orders, 6 December 1862, from Head Quarters in Wilmington to Brigadier General Thomas Lanier Clingman. More about Thomas Lanier Clingman: T. L. (Thomas Lanier) Clingman (1812-1897) was a businessman; mountain explorer; legislator for North Carolina and the United … 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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