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16th September 1864: “They report the Lincoln officers in the army as very uneasy.”

Item Description: An article under “War News” from the Weekly Standard in Raleigh, NC describes news of the presidential election in the north, as well as troop movement.     Citation: Weekly standard. (Raleigh, N.C.), 16 Nov. 1864. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of … Continue reading

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20 October 1862: “FRIENDS, TO THE RESCUE!!”

Item description: This broadside, which includes appeals from Governor Zebulon B. Vance, Surgeon General Edward Warren, and Assistant Quartermaster James Sloan, announces the State of North Carolina’s dire need of donations from private citizens to help clothe and shoe its … Continue reading

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28 February 1862: “I am often glad I am not married, but methinks there is some thing very fine in having a brave husband to fight in the glorious battles, and come home and tell about them by the fireside.”

Item description: Letter to Ellen Richardson in Ololona, Miss., from her cousin Laura Norwood in Lenoir, N.C. [Transcription available below images.] Item citation: In the Chiliab Smith Howe Papers #3092, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina … Continue reading

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10 February 1862: “An Ordinance Granting Bounty To Certain North-Carolina Volunteers”

Item description: This ordinance, passed by North Carolina’s Secession Convention, called on state government to pay those volunteer soldiers to whom bounty pay was due–regardless of how they entered military service. [Continue reading ordinances passed by this Convention] Item citation: … Continue reading

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3 December 1861: “he having received a Furlough from the 3rd day of Dec to the 1st day of January at which period he will rejoin his company at /near Centreville or wherever it is they may be or be considered a deserter”

Image description: Application for Furlough for H.E. Duncan, from Captain Boykin’s Independent Mounted Company of Rangers, 3 December 1861. Item citation: From the Boykin Family Papers, #78, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Item … Continue reading

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22 August 1861:”Many seem to think it not unlikely that we will be summoned ere winter to do our knightly [d__?] on the coast of our own beloved State. If so, & the enemy come, I feel that we will give them a blow which will imprint the name of Carolina as deeply in the Yankee heart as that of Calais was in Bloody Mary’s.”

Item description: Here Hutson writes to his family about receiving goods from home, the health of the soldiers in the camp, and one man’s attempt to join their company. Item citation: From folder 3 of the Charles Woodward Hutson Papers, … Continue reading

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20 August 1861:”The articles brought were my new hat…two beautiful palmetto cockades, a letter from Marion, a false lemon made of wax, sent me by that wicked little elf, the coquettish Miss Minnie, & a very saucy letter from the same unreverential source.”

Item description: This is a letter from 10 August 1861, from Charles Woodward Hutson to his sister, discussing life in camp as part of the Hampton’s Legion South Carolina Infantry. Charles Woodward Hutson (1840-1936) grew up on plantations in Beaufort District, … Continue reading

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15 August 1861: “Gen Magruder…carried about 7 or 8 thousand soldiers the other day from this place…down to Hampton and burned the entire place…”

Item Description: This letter, dated 15 August 1861, is from Francis W. Bird in Yorktown, Virginia to his sister, discussing sickness in his camp as well as the burning of Hampton, Va. Bird enlisted in the Confederate Army on 1 … Continue reading

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24 July 1861: “We fear that the reported death of Col. Fisher, of the Sixth Regiment of North Carolina State Troops, is only too true.”

Item description: A selection of articles from The Daily Journal (Wilmington, North Carolina) reporting on news from the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas). Topics covered include the death of Colonel Charles F. Fisher, news reports from Richmond, actions by … Continue reading

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12 July 1861: “Baggage must be reduced whenever a regiment receives marching orders and but one trip of the baggage waggons will be allowed from camp to the railroad.”

Item description: General order (#32) from an order book of the 21st North Carolina Infantry Regiment (C.S.A.) giving instructions for the transport of Confederate troops. Item citation: From volume 1 in the Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Regiment, … Continue reading

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