Tag Archives: The Hillsborough Recorder

15 October 1863: “Yankee Views of Charleston”

Item description: Newspaper article, “Yankee Views of Charleston,” as published in the Hillsborough Recorder on 4 November 1863 . The Recorder‘s article is a reprint of a report from Washington, D.C., that appeared in the [New York?] Herald on 15 … Continue reading

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7 January 1863: “President Davis passed down in the cars on Saturday last, on his return to Richmond…”

Item description: Newspaper article, “President Davis,” as published in the 7 January 1863 issue of the Hillsborough Recorder. The article describes President Jefferson Davis’ visit to North Carolina. Item citation: “President Davis,” Hillsborough Recorder. 7 January 1863. Hillsborough, N.C. : Dennis Heartt, 1820-1879. C071 … Continue reading

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21 May 1862: “all but five of those in attendance were subject to military rule, it was thought advisable to suspend…”

Item description: Article, “W.F. College Suspended,” as published in the 21 May 1862 issue of the Hillsborough Recorder (republished from the Biblical Recorder) on the suspension of classes at Wake Forest College (now Wake Forest University). Item citation: “W.F. College … Continue reading

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23 October 1861: “It is said several persons saw on Sunday morning last about 5 o’clock, a large balloon passing over this city at moderate speed…”

Item description: In its issue of 23 October 1861, the Hillsborough Recorder republished this item, which originally appeared in the Raleigh Standard. The story describes a reported sighting of a large balloon floating to the south over Raleigh, North Carolina. … Continue reading

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25 September 1861: “Many of us have been in service as long as four months, and neither officers or men of this regiment have received one cent of pay.”

Item description: Letter to Dennis Heartt, editor of the Hillsborough Recorder, from a soldier in the Sixth Regiment of North Carolina State Troops. In the letter, which was written on 10 September 1861 from Camp Jones, near Bristoe Station, Virginia, … Continue reading

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18 September 1861: “Be it ordained, That no person shall discharge or shoot a gun, pistol or fire arms of any description, within the limits of the town”

Item description: Ordinance for the town of Hillsborough (as published in the 18 September 1861 issue of the Hillsborough Recorder) concerning the discharge of firearms within town limits. Item citation: “Town Ordinance,” Hillsborough Recorder,” 18 September 1861. Hillsborough, N.C.: Dennis … Continue reading

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21 August 1861: “I therefore call upon you to come forward with your gifts, and lay them bountifully upon the altar of your country.”

Item description: This newpaper ad appeals to the ladies of Orange County, North Carolina, to provide socks and blankets for the soldiers. Among the gentlemen designated to receive articles for the solders is John W. Carr, proprietor of a store on 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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24 April 1861: Articles from the The Hillsborough Recorder

Item description: A selection of articles from The Hillsborough Recorder (Hillsborough, North Carolina) for 24 April 1861. Topics discussed are: the editor’s position on secession, the Fayetteville Arsenal, the Orange Greys, and militia law. Item citation: The Hillsborough Recorder. 24 … Continue reading

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