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8 August 1862: “Twenty-five dollars reward will be paid for her apprehension, and Twenty-five for the detection of any person harboring her.”

Item description: “Rewards,” selected newspaper advertisements published in the 8 August 1862 issue of the Wilmington (N.C.) Daily Journal. Item citation: Selected advertisements,The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 8 August 1862.  North Carolina Collection call number: C071 Z.  Wilson Library, University … Continue reading

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31 July 1862: “Well, the poor soldier has paid out his little wages (if indeed he has received it,) for clothing and shoes, or nearly so, and consequently has none of any consequence to pay these extortionary prices for vegetables.”

Item description: Letter to the editors of the Wilmington (N.C.) Daily Journal, written by a “Soldier from Wake,” as published in the 31 July 1862 issue of the Journal. Item citation: “Extortion – The Soldier,” The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), … Continue reading

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29 July 1862: “Don’t hoard up and hold back things in the eating line.”

Item description: Newspaper editorial, “Speculating,” from the 29 July 1862 issue of the Wilmington (N.C.) Daily Journal. Item citation: “Speculating,” The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 29 July 1862.  North Carolina Collection call number: C071 Z.  Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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19 July 1862: “Any Cotton Among us Belonging to Traitors!”

Item description: Newspaper article, “Any Cotton Among us Belonging to Traitors!,” as re-published in the 19 July 1862 issue of the Wilmington Daily Journal. The article was originally published in the Atlanta Confederacy newspaper. Item citation: “Any Cotton Among us … Continue reading

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9 July 1862: “. . . the spot of land he now controls is a little hotter than tophet, and is enough to roast and broil every sinner in the Federal Army.”

Item: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 9 July 1862, page 2, column 1. Item citation: The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 9 July 1862, page 2, column 1.  North Carolina Collection call number: C071 Z.  Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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1 July 1862: “…McClellan is reported mortally wounded. His army is fighting for existence. It is at bay and desperate.”

Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 1 July 1862 included this update of action near Richmond, Virginia. Containing an erroneous report of Union General George B. McClellan’s mortal wound, the article presents a somewhat upbeat outlook on what would … Continue reading

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28 June 1862: “THE RICHMOND BATTLE — ENEMY DEFEATED — THEY BURN THEIR STORES — CONFEDERATE SUCCESS — OUR WOUNDED ARRIVING — YORK RIVER RAILROAD AND BATTERIES CAPTURED — NO PRISONERS REPORTED”

Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 28 June 1862 included this report, received by telegraph, of military action around Richmond, Virginia. The article was published on the fourth day of the Seven Days Battles. Item citation: The Daily Journal. … Continue reading

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26 June 1862: “Our own opinion, from the best information we can obtain, is that the contest at Richmond will be decided within the next forty-eight hours.”

Item description: Newspaper article, “The Armies at Richmond,” from the 26 June 1862 issue of The Wilmington (N.C.) Daily Journal. The article was published on the second day of the Seven Days Battles. Item citation: The Daily Journal. 24 June … Continue reading

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23 May 1862: “Men of the south! Shall our mothers, our wives, our daughters and sisters, be thus outraged by the ruffianly soldiers of the North, to whom is given the right to treat, at their pleasure, the ladies of the South as common harlots?”

Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 23 May 1862 included this compilation of material related to General Benjamin F. Butler’s General Order No. 28. Declaring that “ladies of New Orleans” who “shall, by word, gesture or movement, insult or … Continue reading

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17 April 1862: “It is, beyond question, the most important measure that has ever passed the Confederate Congress.”

 ITEM: ITEM DESCRIPTION: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 17 April 1862, page 2, column 1. BACKGROUND: On the previous day, 16 April 1862, the Congress of the Confederate States of America passed “An Act to further provided for the … Continue reading

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