Monthly Archives: June 2014

10 June 1864: “Soon their spirit would rise with the occasion, . . .”

Item Description: editorial, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 10 June 1864. Transcription: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY JUNE 10, 1864. THE YANKEES and the Yankee papers, who are, to a great extent their … Continue reading

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9 June 1864: “I need not delay – for there is nothing else fills my mind – Benjamin is no more numbered with the living…”

Item description: Letter, dated 9 June 1864, from Hannah Whitaker to her brother Jonathan Lewis Whitaker Lewis, expressing grief for the death of their brother Benjamin, who was killed at the Battle of Cold Harbor. Jonathan L. Whitaker was an Orange … Continue reading

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8 June 1864: “Foreign Generals.”

Item Description: “Foreign Generals,” (editorial), The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), 8 June 1864. Transcription: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WILMINGTON, N. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 1864. Foreign Generals. It is a somewhat noticeable fact that of the … Continue reading

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7 June 1864: “we may take our Southern Confederacy and go to h__ll with it”

Item Description: Letter from William Martin. He told of being involved in hard marching and heavy fighting at the battle of Cold Harbor near Chickahominy, Va. (7 June 1864). In the same letter, he noted that General Lee’s army was … Continue reading

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6 June 1864: “We regret to learn that on Thursday afternoon, or evening, Lt. J. L. Johnston, C.S.N., attached to this station, came to his death by drowning…”

Item description: A death notice for Lt. J. L. Johnston of the Confederate States Navy. Lt. Johnston drowned off the North Carolina coast, near Fort Caswell. Item Transcription: DEATH OF LT. J. L. JOHNSTON We regret to learn that on … Continue reading

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5 June 1864: “I have your private note stating that Colonel Jourdan proposes to attack Wilmington.”

Item description: A letter from acting Rear Admiral Samuel Phillips Lee to Commander A. G. Clary of the U.S.S. Dacotah transmitting a copy of a confidential letter (previously sent to Captain Benjamin F. Sands) concerning a proposed attack upon Fort … Continue reading

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4 June 1864: “I apprehend from the quietude the enemy has preserved today that he is preparing to leave us tonight, and I fear will cross the Chickahominy.”

Item description: Dispatch, dated 4 June 1864, from Robert E. Lee to Richard H. Anderson, written during the Battle of Cold Harbor. Item Citation: From the Edward Porter Alexander Papers #00007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item transcription: … Continue reading

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3 June 1864: “a circumstance which can hardly be looked upon as a positive loss . . .”

Item: Transcription: THE DAILY JOURNAL. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WILMINGTON, N. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1864. FOR some reason we are for two days without mails from Richmond, our latest letter or newspaper dates from that city not coming down … Continue reading

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2 June 1864: “ALL PASSES without exception, that have been given to persons to visit the Banks and fish in the Sounds, are hereby revoked.”

Item description: These are notices that appeared on 2 June 1864 in The Daily Journal of Wilmington, North Carolina. The first notice deals with the passenger lists of ships running the Union blockade, and the second with the revocation of … Continue reading

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1 June 1864: “A Friend has left with us a rather curious piece of Yankee iron-mongery . . . “

Item Description: news item, The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 1 June 1864, page 2 column 3. Transcription: “A friend has left with us a rather curious piece of Yankee iron-mongery, weighing some six pounds, we should think.  It is sort … Continue reading

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