Tag Archives: Thomas Isaac Lenoir

8 April 1863: “My leg is finished at last, and I have been using it for over a week. It is, I suppose, as good as they make ‘em,’ but it is a wretched substitute for the one that I left in Virginia.”

Item description: Letter, dated 8 April 1863, from Walter W. Lenoir to his brother Thomas I. Lenoir. Item citation: From folder 151 of the Lenoir Family Papers, #426, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item transcription: [“Tucker’s … Continue reading

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11 February 1863: “I find myself disappointed upon inquiring as the the efficiency of the artificial legs, and will have to make up my mind to be a worse cripple than I had hoped for.”

Item description: Letter, 11 February 1863, from Walter Lenoir to his brother Thomas Isaac Lenoir. Item citation: From folder 151 of the Lenoir Family Papers, #426, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item transcription: [Thos. I. Lenoir] Tucker’s … Continue reading

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5 December 1862: ” I have no doubt but what several hundred of conscripts are lying out in those mountains, but I think that most of them are cowardly…”

Item Description: Letter, 5 December 1862, from Thomas Isaac Lenoir, to his brother, describing his volunteer company’s march into Tennessee and the search for conscripts and the capture of prisoners. [Transcription available below images]  Item citation: From the Lenoir Family Papers #426, Southern … Continue reading

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26 September 1862: “Walter’s right leg was cut off about six inches below the knee… That leg was struck three times by musket OR rifle balls”

Item description: Letter, 26 September 1862, from Thomas I. Lenoir to his wife Lizzie. Lenoir writes of visiting his brother Walter Lenoir and nephew Tom Norwood, both wounded at the Second Battle of Bull Run. Item citation: From the Lenoir Family Papers … Continue reading

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2 July 1861: “It looks like making a mashup of my business here, but it wont do to look back now.”

Item description: Letter, 2 July 1861, from Thomas Isaac Lenoir to Walter Waightstill Lenoir about raising a volunteer company. [Item transcription available below images.] Item citation: From folder 145 of the Lenoir Family Papers #426, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, … Continue reading

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