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  • All fields: Charleston (S.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Oct. 16, 1864

    • 1864-10-16
    • 2 page letter and envelope. Henry tells Ann that he is worried about yellow fever in Charleston. They have very little to do onboard the ship other than clean the deck. The crew is made of North and South Carolinians. The Yankees are shelling...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Feb. 19, 1865

    • 1865-02-19
    • Henry tells Ann that he is on a train in retreat from Charleston. They went to James Island, but had no fight, then retreated back to NC. The troops were told to leave their clothes and belongings on the ship Indian Chief during the retreat from...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Nov. 20, 1864

    • 1864-11-20
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry tells Ann that he had a liberty and went to the market in Charleston. There is talk of peace. He doubts he will get a furlough, but he will try. He writes of not wanting to be in the war and praying that all will...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Nov. 15, 1864

    • 1864-11-15
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry has learned from Keach that the Union did not garrison in Plymouth and so his mind is eased about the mail getting through. Henry hasn’t heard from Ann’s father and suspects something might be wrong there because...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Feb. 26, 1865

    • 1865-02-26
    • Henry gives Ann a report of the retreat from Charleston to Wilmington and then to Fayetteville. He says that they left Charleston on the 17th and got within 40 miles of Fayetteville before they heard that it had been captured by Yankees. They’ve...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Dec. 11, 1864

    • 1864-12-11
    • Henry writes a short letter to Ann on a piece of a letter she wrote him the previous October. He tells her he is fine, but dreams of being home. The city is alarmed about Sherman's coming, and rumors abound about his progress. Henry was glad to...
    • Bowen, Henry H.; Bowen, Ann L.;
    • Diary: Melinda Ray, 1861-1865.

    • 1763; 1762; 1778; 1809; 1950; 1861-08; 1861-09; 1861-10; 1861-11; 1861-12; 1862-01-12; 1862-01-25; 1862-02-12; 1862-03-01; 1862-04-02; 1862-04-16; 1862-05-17; 1862-06-23; 1862-06-28; 1862-07-23; 1862-08-01; 1862-08-02; 1862-08-28; 1862-09-03;...
    • A typed copy the diary of Melinda Ray, this diary gives a young girl perspective of life in Fayetteville North Carolina during the Civil War.
    • Ray, Melinda

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