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3 May 1862: “…the People here appear to be quite southern in opinion but dare not exactly express their views on account of Northern troops.”

Item description: A written description of Alexandria, Virginia, dated 3 May 1862, from the diary of Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Volunteers. Wallace discusses the physical appearance of the town, Virginia’s climate, the political views and work habits of … Continue reading

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26 April 1862: “…it always seemed to me that I was not destined to die here.”

Item description: Letter, 26 April 1862, from Union soldier Stephen Tippet Andrews to his beloved, Margaret (Maggie) Little. For an introduction to the correspondence between Andrews and Little, please see our post of 11 February 1862. [Transcription available below images.] … Continue reading

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19 April 1862: Illustrations of the Civil War in Eastern North Carolina

Item description: Illustrations from Harper’s Weekly, 19 April 1862, p. 252. [Bottom Right] Craven County, New Bern, N.C. “Removal of the wounded to Newbern hospital.” 1862. Harper’s Weekly, April 19, 1862, p. 252. Neg. 80-400. NCC vault FFCC970.73 B96. [Top … Continue reading

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11 February 1862: Introducing Stephen Tippet Andrews and Margaret “Maggie” Little

About Stephen Tippet Andrews: Stephen Tippet Andrews enlisted in the 85th New York Infantry Regiment on 26 August 1861. He helped organize Company F, and was mustered in as first sergeant of the company in the second half of 1861. … Continue reading

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25 June 1861: “I can’t say anything about the people for are but the Negroes left on our landing here. Men that had property to the amount of $100,000 left all and went to Richmond and Yorktown.”

Item description: Letter from J. M. Drake of Company A, 4th Massachusetts Regiment, at Camp Butler, Newport News, Va., to his father, telling of his hopes that his company will be discharged soon; detailing the wrongs done by U.S. Army … Continue reading

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