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7 January 1864: “I wish our Ladies Solidiers Aid Society in Hillsboro would make about fifty prs of gloves for our Company as very few of the men have gloves and they would be very acceptable such weather as this especially on picket.”

Item description: Letter, dated 7 January 1864, from James A. Graham to his mother. Item citation: From the James A. Graham Papers #00283, Southern Historical Collection,The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item transcription: Camp 27th No. Ca. Inf’y near … Continue reading

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4 May 1863: ” [Commencement] came off without much excitement, eight graduates; the number in peace time was between eighty & ninety.”

Item description:  Letter, May 4, 1863 from John Steele Henderson to his mother.  Henderson describes the significant loss of UNC’s student body due to the war.  While he shares his experience speaking at Commencement, Henderson express more concern with securing a pair of shoes. … Continue reading

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13 January 1863: “Two of this number were in pursuit of some deserters in the rain, who seeing that their guns would not fire, turned on them and succeeded in killing one with a pistol.”

Item description: Letter, 13 January 1863, from John Washington Graham, 56th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, to his father William Alexander Graham. More about John Washington Graham: John Washington Graham of Hillsborough, N.C., was the son of William Alexander Graham (1804-1875) … Continue reading

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12 December 1862: “The following is a list of substitute money delivered by me to Col. Peter Mallett, Commdt. at Camp Holmes near Raleigh N.C. on Dec. 12th 1862.”

Item description: List, dated 12 December 1862, of substitutes, as reported to Col. Peter Mallett, head of Confederate conscription in North Carolina. Item citation: From the Peter Mallett Papers, #480, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

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8 November 1862: “I would like to know whether a man that volunteers and receives Bounty, and hires a substitute will have to pay back this bounty or not.”

Item description: Letter, 8 November 1862, from L.H. Mewborn to William A. Graham. Mewborn asks Graham for advice on a legal matter, namely whether or not he will have to repay the Confederate government the bounty pay he received for enlisting, … Continue reading

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