Monthly Archives: May 2012

21 May 1862: “all but five of those in attendance were subject to military rule, it was thought advisable to suspend…”

Item description: Article, “W.F. College Suspended,” as published in the 21 May 1862 issue of the Hillsborough Recorder (republished from the Biblical Recorder) on the suspension of classes at Wake Forest College (now Wake Forest University). Item citation: “W.F. College … Continue reading

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20 May 1862: “The anniversary of our first and second independence found me once more in the quiet of home – it passed without any event to mark its progress”

Item description: Diary entry, 20 May 1862, of David Schenck (1835-1902). Marks the passing of the anniversary of the secession of North Carolina from the Union; Schenck refers to this day as the “anniversary of our first and second independence.” … Continue reading

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19 May 1862: “Soldiers of the [U.S.] have been subject to repeated insults from the women…”

Item description: The 21st North Carolina Infantry Regiment of the Army of the Confederate States of America was organized in Danville, Va., on 18 June 1861 as the 11th Regiment North Carolina Volunteers.This order book contains entries from 12 July 1861 … Continue reading

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18 May 1862: “Horace came out of the skirmish safe, but was killed by a sentinel whom he, himself, had put upon guard and told to shoot any one who came near.”

Item description: Entry, dated 18 May 1862, from the diary of Sarah Wadley. More about Sarah Lois Wadley: Sarah Lois Wadley was born in 1844 in New Hampshire, the daughter of railroad superintendent William Morrill Wadley (1813-1882) and Rebecca Barnard … Continue reading

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17 May 1862: Two illustrations of Fort Macon

Item description: Two illustrations, as published in the 17 May 1862 issue of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper: 1. Carteret County, Fort Macon, N.C. “The war in North Carolina–Surrender of Fort Macon–exterior on side facing national batteries, showing effect of shot … Continue reading

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16 May 1862: “Ma received a letter from Sister Mary today, written about a month ago, by an ‘underground railroad’ as they term it…”

Item description: Diary entry, 16 May 1862, written during the Union occupation of Murfreesboro, Tenn. More about this item: Kate S. Carney was the daughter of a merchant of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The collection is a Diary (chiefy 1859-1862) of Kate … Continue reading

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15 May 1862: “Three Yanks were passing by trying to get some flowers from over the fence, when Ma went out and gave them some…”

Item description: Diary entry, 15 May 1862, written during the Union occupation of Murfreesboro, Tenn. More about this item: Kate S. Carney was the daughter of a merchant of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The collection is a Diary (chiefy 1859-1862) of Kate … Continue reading

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14 May 1862: “The paper called the Dispatch was surpressed today, suppose the reason was it told the truth too plain.”

Item description: Diary entry, 14 May 1862, describing the Union occupation of Murfreesboro, Tenn., the alleged censorship of a newspaper, care given to two wounded Confederate soldiers, and other news. More about Kate Carney and her Civil War diary: Catherine … Continue reading

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13 May 1862: “They searched every house in town & got a few old shot guns…”

Item description: Diary entry, 13 May 1862, describing the Union occupation of Murfreesboro, Tenn., fears of a smallpox outbreak, and a mention of the destruction of the USS Merrimack. More about Kate Carney and her Civil War diary: Catherine “Kate” … Continue reading

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12 May 1862: “We will certainly know how to appreciate freedom when we have it once more restored.”

Item description: Entry, dated 12 May 1862, from the diary of Kate S. Carney describing the Union occupation of Murfreesboro, Tenn. More about Kate Carney and her Civil War diary: Catherine “Kate” Carney (1842-1930) was the daughter of Legrand Carney … Continue reading

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