Tag Archives: The Daily Journal

18 June 1864: “It is noticeable that during the present campaigns few battles take place on Sundays.”

Item Description: “An Improvement,” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 18 June 1864. Transcription: An Improvement. It is noticeable that during the present campaigns few battles take place on Sunday.  The enemy has been thrashed into some respect for … Continue reading

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6 June 1864: “We regret to learn that on Thursday afternoon, or evening, Lt. J. L. Johnston, C.S.N., attached to this station, came to his death by drowning…”

Item description: A death notice for Lt. J. L. Johnston of the Confederate States Navy. Lt. Johnston drowned off the North Carolina coast, near Fort Caswell. Item Transcription: DEATH OF LT. J. L. JOHNSTON We regret to learn that on … Continue reading

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2 June 1864: “ALL PASSES without exception, that have been given to persons to visit the Banks and fish in the Sounds, are hereby revoked.”

Item description: These are notices that appeared on 2 June 1864 in The Daily Journal of Wilmington, North Carolina. The first notice deals with the passenger lists of ships running the Union blockade, and the second with the revocation of … Continue reading

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28 November 1863: “abate the pride, assuage the malice, and confound the devices of our enemies.”

Item: “Prayers for Peace” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 28 November 1863, page 2 column 2. Transcription: From the Richmond Dispatch [The Daily Dispatch, 26 November 1863] Prayers for peace. The recommendation of Pius IX. that, on the 1st … Continue reading

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2 April 1863: “Let the soldier laugh if he can.”

Item Description: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), Thursday, 2 April 1863, page 2, column 1. Transcription: The performance to-night at the Theatre will pre- sent an unusual and attractive variety, as fоur pieces will be given, as well … Continue reading

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24 July 1862: “Stonewall Jackson is a rigid Presbyterian and does not believe in the infallibility of this Pope . . .”

Item Description: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington), 24 July 1862. Transcription: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WILMINGTON, N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1862. The Yankees have a last got a hero.  They have got a “coming man.”  They … Continue reading

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24 February 1862: Articles from the Wilmington Daily Journal of 24 February 1862

Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 24 February 1862 included these: a recruitment announcement for a battalion of light horse, news from the enemy concerning the return of female and child detainees, and another proposed week of prayer for … Continue reading

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10 October 1861: “Shylock says there was no necessity for passing this law; that public opinion was a sufficient guaranty to prevent mens property from being sacrificed under the hammer.”

Item description: Editorial, 10 Oct 1861, from the Wilmington Daily Journal commenting on North Carolina’s “Stay Law.” Enacted by many states during the war, stay laws were legislative measures intended to protect private creditors and debtors in a time of … Continue reading

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7 July 1861: The Death of John W. Ellis, Governor of North Carolina

Item description: North Carolina governor John W. Ellis died on 7 July 1861 in Red Sulphur Springs, Virginia. Wilmington’s The Daily Journal included the following coverage of the governor’s death in its issue of 11 July 1861. Item citation: The … Continue reading

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4 July 1861: “The only thing contained in it that concerns us of the South as a people, is the fact that Lincoln calls for four hundred thousand men to coerce us to his will.”

Item description: On 4 July 1861, the Thirty-seventh United States Congress met in special session to decide whether or not to approve President Abraham Lincoln’s request for additional soldiers and money to prosecute the war. In a now famous address … Continue reading

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