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Archive for May 24th, 2011

This eBay item caught my eye. Handsome badge, grand name — but Google returns no¬† mention of the Daughters of the United Sons of North Carolina (and only a 1932 tax reference to the United Sons themselves). I’m skeptical of the seller’s “Civil War Confederacy” designation. Complicating the question is a ribbon in the collection […]

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“Work goes slow and well, particularly on little-known events, like Roanoke Island, whose neglect I cannot understand…. Loss of that island lost the Confederacy the whole NC coast, both Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and Norfolk to the north. “Also it began the career of Ambrose Burnside — so perhaps it was a Southern gain after […]

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