Tag Archives: Thomas Lanier Clingman

17 February 1863: “To arms, fellow citizens, come to share with us our dangers, our brilliant success, or our glorious death.”

Item Description: Letter, 17 February 1863, to the authorities and citizens of Savannah, GA, and Charleston, SC, warning of an impending attack on both cities, and Special Orders No. 44, issued to Brigadier General Thomas Lanier Clingman, advising his brigade to prepare … Continue reading

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11 December 1862: “My family…have been…but temporarily provided for; and, unless I can give them my personal attention, they will necessarily be subjected to suffering and great inconvenience.

Item Description: Letter, dated 11 December 1862, to Thomas L. Clingman from Captain Charles C. Clark, 31st North Carolina Infantry, requesting a leave of absence that is eventually denied. Thomas Clingman served terms in both the United State House and Senate … Continue reading

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9 December 1862: “They will allow no negroes to pass out of town with or without passes.”

Item description:  Special order 30, dated 9 December 1862, relating to impressment of slave labor. Item citation:  From the T. L. Clingman Papers, #157, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item transcription: Head Quarters Wilmington, … Continue reading

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6 December 1862 “The Board will meet at your Head Quarters at 10 Oclock AM tomorrow for the examination of Officers of your command”

Item description: Orders, 6 December 1862, from Head Quarters in Wilmington to Brigadier General Thomas Lanier Clingman. More about Thomas Lanier Clingman: T. L. (Thomas Lanier) Clingman (1812-1897) was a businessman; mountain explorer; legislator for North Carolina and the United … 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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15 August 1862: “I send you today the authority desired by you for arresting deserters from your Regt.”

Item description: Letter, 15 August 1862, from Edward White, Assistant Adjutant General of Clingman’s Brigade, to Col. John Kerr Connally, 55th Regiment North Carolina Troops, giving the authority to arrest deserters. Item citation: From folder 2 of the T. L. Clingman Papers, … Continue reading

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12 August 1862: “They would be of great-service here enabling me to assist vessels running the blockade and drive off the blockaders.”

Item description: Letter, 12 August 1862, from Col. George A. Cunningham, Commandant of Fort Caswell (N.C.), to Col. Collett Leventhorpe, colonel of the 11th North Carolina (and in charge of the defenses for the District of Wilmington). Item citation: From … Continue reading

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11 August 1862: “the sentinels through whose neglect or the officer through whose orders it is done, shall be tried by drum head court martial and shot without mercy…”

Item description: General Orders, No. 1, from Head Quarters of the Bridge Guards, Wilmington, N.C. Item citation: From folder 2 of the T. L. Clingman Papers, #157, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. … Continue reading

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18 October 1861: “we can see the Yankee ships all the time. the other day one came so close that I could see the Captain…”

Item description: Letter, 18 October 1861, from William Cain, 25th North Carolina Infantry Regiment (while stationed at Camp Davis in Wilmington, N.C.), to his mother. [Transcription available below images.] Item citation: From folder 12 of the John Lancaster Bailey Papers … Continue reading

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