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27 March 1864: “They went for the purpose of burning the town of Swansboro…”

Item description: Letter, dated 27 March 1864, from James Gifford, a United States Navy paymaster steward, to his parents.  He write from aboard the U.S. Release while stationed off Beaufort, N.C., and describes a failed attempt to burn the town of Swansboro … Continue reading

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19 August 1862: “They have burned and destroyed the salt works on the Sound, destroyed corn & pillaging as they go…”

Item description: Clerk’s copy of a letter, dated 19 August 1862, from Captain E.W. Ward to Col. Collett Leventhorpe, colonel of the 11th North Carolina (and in charge of the defenses for the District of Wilmington). Item citation: From folder … Continue reading

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