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23 April 1863: “…yesterday I went down to the river and ketched some fish and I fride them for breakfast so I had good breakfast…”

Item Description: Letter, dated 23 April 1863, from Eldridge B. Platt to his sister Adelah E. Platt. More about Eldridge B. Platt: Eldridge B. Platt (b. 1847) enlisted as a drummer in the 2nd Connecticut Light Battery on 12 August 1862. By … Continue reading

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4 March 1863: “Every day of my experience in teaching adds to my firm conviction that, if faithfully done, ‘t’is the most laborious of all employments…”

Item description: Letter, 4 March 1863, from Thomas L. Norwood to uncle Walter Waightstill Lenoir about how uncomfortable Thomas was with the idea of being a teacher like others in his family. Item citation: From the Lenoir Family Papers, #426, Southern Historical Collection, … Continue reading

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21 August 1862: “Sir I desire some information respecting persons sojourning in the South that reside in the North there chance of returning through Newbern or any other way…”

Item description: Letter, dated 21 August 1862, from George Washington Pegram, Harnett County, N.C., to Gen. T.L. Clingman asking for advice on the matter of gaining passage for two schoolteachers who, prior to the war, had traveled from their home … Continue reading

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