Tag Archives: William A. Graham

6 May 1864: “Your mother writes me that John is noticed as conspicuous for gallantry in the action at Plymouth.”

Item description: Letter, dated 6 May 1864, from William Alexander Graham to his son, James Augustus Graham. In the letter, Graham discusses the failure of an attempt to transfer his son into General Cooke’s division, the death of his sister … Continue reading

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21 October 1863: “… a box of eatables and some lard…”

Item description: Letter, dated 21 October, 1863, from James A. Graham to his father, William Alexander Graham.  In this letter, Graham discusses the state of the railroad in Virginia, food shortages, and clothing. [transcription available below images] Item citation: From the … Continue reading

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23 September 1863: “To have and to hold the aforesaid lands…”

Item Description: Land indenture in Orange County, North Carolina, dated 23 September 1863, from an Edmund Strudwick and William Augustus Graham to a Charles Freeland. Item Citation: Folder 205, William Graham Papers, #00285, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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30 August 1863: “Be pleased to aid me in collecting these monies…”

Item Description: In a letter dated 30 August, 1863 from James Bryan to William Alexander Graham, Bryan details financial loans and happenings. William Alexander Graham was a lawyer, legislator, United States senator, Confederate senator, Secretary of the Navy, and Whig … Continue reading

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20 August 1863: “…there can never be any question of recon-struction, there may be of submission & this will hardly happen unless our army deserts & goes home.”

Item description:  Letter, dated 20 August 1863, from Robert Davidson Graham to his father, William Alexander Graham.  In this letter, Graham discusses troop movements and morale, as well as North Carolina politics. [transcription available below images] Item citation: From folder … Continue reading

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22 February 1863: “We had a pretty hard rain last night and, as some of our men were on open flat cars, fared pretty badly.”

Item description: Letter, 22 February 1863, from James A. Graham, officer in the “Orange Guard,” Company G, 27th Regiment N.C. Troops, to his father William A. Graham. Item citation: From the William A. Graham Papers #285, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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29 January 1863: “for a while we fared pretty badly being out in the rain without tents, but as we have got some tents now we are getting along a great deal better.”

Item description: Letter, 29 January 1863, from James A. Graham, officer in the “Orange Guard,” Company G, 27th Regiment N.C. Troops, to his father William A. Graham. Item citation: From the William A. Graham Papers #285, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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13 January 1863: “Two of this number were in pursuit of some deserters in the rain, who seeing that their guns would not fire, turned on them and succeeded in killing one with a pistol.”

Item description: Letter, 13 January 1863, from John Washington Graham, 56th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, to his father William Alexander Graham. More about John Washington Graham: John Washington Graham of Hillsborough, N.C., was the son of William Alexander Graham (1804-1875) … Continue reading

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13 December 1862: “…ought not this provision to be made, looking forward to the possibility that the Abolitionists may get possession of our Capitol?”

Item description: Letter, 13 December 1862, from Judge Robert Reed Heath, Raleigh, N.C., to William A. Graham. In the letter, Heath discusses, at length, the matter of judges’ salaries and also gives his opinion that the North Carolina Legislature ought … Continue reading

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21 November 1862: “Some of the citizens of Martin thought that they had carried off no less than 3000 negroes…”

Item description: Letter, 21 November 1862, from Robert D. Graham to his father William A. Graham. Robert writes about marching from North Carolina into Virginia, the destruction of property by Union soldiers, and African Americans leaving with the Union troops. … Continue reading

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