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22 July 1862: “Buel is fast concentrating for attack, Forrest’s operations in middle Tenn. have delayed him as I intended they should…”

Item description: Letter, dated 22 July 1862, from Gen. Edmund Kirby-Smith to his wife Cassie Selden Kirby-Smith. At the time of the letter, Kirby-Smith was commanding the Army of East Tennessee. He comments on an apparent dispute with Confederate Congressman … Continue reading

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16 May 1862: “Ma received a letter from Sister Mary today, written about a month ago, by an ‘underground railroad’ as they term it…”

Item description: Diary entry, 16 May 1862, written during the Union occupation of Murfreesboro, Tenn. More about this item: Kate S. Carney was the daughter of a merchant of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The collection is a Diary (chiefy 1859-1862) of Kate … Continue reading

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15 May 1862: “Three Yanks were passing by trying to get some flowers from over the fence, when Ma went out and gave them some…”

Item description: Diary entry, 15 May 1862, written during the Union occupation of Murfreesboro, Tenn. More about this item: Kate S. Carney was the daughter of a merchant of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The collection is a Diary (chiefy 1859-1862) of Kate … Continue reading

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14 May 1862: “The paper called the Dispatch was surpressed today, suppose the reason was it told the truth too plain.”

Item description: Diary entry, 14 May 1862, describing the Union occupation of Murfreesboro, Tenn., the alleged censorship of a newspaper, care given to two wounded Confederate soldiers, and other news. More about Kate Carney and her Civil War diary: Catherine … Continue reading

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13 May 1862: “They searched every house in town & got a few old shot guns…”

Item description: Diary entry, 13 May 1862, describing the Union occupation of Murfreesboro, Tenn., fears of a smallpox outbreak, and a mention of the destruction of the USS Merrimack. More about Kate Carney and her Civil War diary: Catherine “Kate” … Continue reading

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12 May 1862: “We will certainly know how to appreciate freedom when we have it once more restored.”

Item description: Entry, dated 12 May 1862, from the diary of Kate S. Carney describing the Union occupation of Murfreesboro, Tenn. More about Kate Carney and her Civil War diary: Catherine “Kate” Carney (1842-1930) was the daughter of Legrand Carney … Continue reading

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9 April 1862: “The news today from Ten. is not so favorable. Gen’l Beauregard telegraphs that he had fallen back from the river to his original position at Corinth…”

Item description: Entry, dated 9 April 1862, from the diary of Thomas Bragg (Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1862). Bragg resigned his cabinet position on 18 March 1862 to return to his home in North Carolina. Bragg … Continue reading

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7 April 1862: “How beautifully appropriate is this meaning of the word ‘Shiloh’ to us. It is the Desired, the Longed for. This victory we have been praying!”

Item description: Undated religious tract, “Shiloh: A Sermon,” written by J. Lansing Burrows, a Baptist minister from Richmond, Virginia. Burrows reflects on the meaning of the Battle of Shiloh, a pivotal battle fought on 6-7 April 1862 in southwestern Tennessee. … Continue reading

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7 March 1862: “A great many bodies have been taken up and still the woods are thick with groups of graves with rudely carved boards for tombstones to show where their last remains repose.”

Item description: Letter, 7 March 1862, from Robert Stuart Finley to his fiancee, Mary A. Cabeen. Finley was a member of the 30th Illinois Infantry, a Union regiment engaged in the siege and taking of Fort Donelson on the 13th, … Continue reading

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27 February 1862: “Latest from the North.”

Item description: News briefs of 27 February 1862 from various Northern newspapers, as reprinted on 5 March 1862 in the State Journal (Raleigh, N.C.). Item citation: Weekly State Journal, 5 March 1862. Raleigh, N.C.: John Spelman. C071 S79j. North Carolina … Continue reading

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