Tag Archives: Wilmington (N.C.) Daily Journal

16 April 1862: “The telegraph brings us a considerable amount of something . . . our readers must decide.”

ITEM: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 16 April 1862, page 2, column 1. CITATION: Editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 16 April 1862, page 2, column 1.  North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. … Continue reading

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24 February 1862: Articles from the Wilmington Daily Journal of 24 February 1862

Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 24 February 1862 included these: a recruitment announcement for a battalion of light horse, news from the enemy concerning the return of female and child detainees, and another proposed week of prayer for … Continue reading

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27 November 1861: “Look out for Counterfeits”

Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 27 November 1861 reprinted this warning of circulating counterfeit bills, which originally appeared in the Charleston Courier of 26 November 1861. Item citation: The Daily Journal. 27 November 1861. Wilmington, N.C.: Fulton & … Continue reading

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25 November 1861: “Any person wilfully failing to do so will be guilty of high misdemeanor, and liable to be indicted, convicted, fined and imprisoned…”

Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 25 November 1861 had this “Sequestration Notice.” In it, DuBrutz Cutlar, who had been appointed “Receiver for the District composed of the counties of New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen, Robeson and Richmond,” made … Continue reading

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16 November 1861: “The recommendation of the President of the Confederate States…appears to have been very generally complied with by our people and churches.”

Item description: On the 16 November 1861, the Wilmington Daily Journal reported on the day of “fasting, humiliation and prayer” that occurred the day before. According to the paper, the town’s residents and business’s “entered sincerely into the spirit of … Continue reading

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14 November 1861: “The President of the Confederate States having appointed Friday, the 15th inst., as a day of ‘fasting, humiliation and prayer’…”

Item description: In the Wilmington Daily Journal of 14 November 1861, this notice from John Dawson, mayor of Wilmington, was posted. The notice states that God is the only hope “to achieve success in the great struggle for liberty and … Continue reading

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13 November 1861: “We understand that the Independent Light Infantry and the LaFayette Light Infantry, of Fayetteville, are expected to arrive…”

Item description: In this piece from 13 November 1861, the editors of the Wilmington Daily Journal announce the arrival of two units of North Carolina soldiers, who are on their way home from Virginia. Item citation: The Daily Journal. 13 … Continue reading

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12 November 1861: “Will Lincoln back out or will he not? Upon this depends the future character of this struggle.”

Item description: In this piece from 12 November 1861, the editors of the Wilmington Daily Journal examine which way the current war will unfold. They ask if it will be “confined to the operations of large bodies acting strategically for … Continue reading

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25 October 1861: “THE SPIES of the Lincoln government are gone or cut off.”

Item description: An article from The Daily Journal of Wilmington, North Carolina, describing the efforts of the United States Navy and Union spies to capture ministers from the Confederate States of America, who sailed on the steamer Nashville, presumably for … Continue reading

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24 October 1861: “…I wish to buy twenty-two large, young and active Horses for the above service.”

Item description: An advertisement, published in The Daily Journal of Wilmington, North Carolina, on 24 October 1861, in which Captain Samuel R. Bunting seeks to purchase horses for the use of the Wilmington Horse Artillery. Item citation: “Having been appointed … Continue reading

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