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    • Letter: Michael Brown to Zebulon B. Vance, March 18, 1863

    • 1863-03-18
    • A letter from Michael Brown to Governor Vance concerning the raid on his store by local women demanding his flour. This item was scanned as part of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the North Carolina State Archives. It was...
    • Brown, Michael
    • Letter: Salisbury Women to Zebulon B. Vance, March 21, 1863

    • 1863-03-21
    • A letter from the women involved in the Salisbury Bread Riots to Governor Vance explaining their actions. This item was scanned as part of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the North Carolina State Archives. It was part of...
    • Moore, Mary C.
    • "A Female Raid" from the Carolina Watchman, March 23, 1863

    • 1863-03-23
    • A newspaper article discussing the issues behind the Salisbury Bread Riot. This item was scanned as part of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the North Carolina State Archives. It was part of the monthly documents on the...
    • Bruner, J. J.
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Feb. 2, 1865

    • 1865-02-02
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha writes about pudding and again mentions the man named Camp who was supposed to meet her to take a package to her husband. She doesn’t expect Mooney to come back any time soon. She discusses neighborhood talk of peace...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Jan. 18, 1865

    • 1865-01-18
    • Encapsulated letter. Letter is faded and torn in places. Francis tells Martha he is well, except for pain in his knees and hips that has kept him from sleeping. He dreamed that she had come to visit him and that he saw their baby. Richard Camp is...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: George A. Williams to his wife Mary Williams, Nov. 10, 1863

    • 1863-11-10
    • George writes to his wife that his regiment has had to fall back to the Rapidan River to the same camp they had in September. He describes a battle at Rappahanock Station and the large number of Confederate soldiers captured from General Hoke and...
    • Williams, George A.
    • Letter: Arthur P. Putnam to Larkin S. Kendrick, Sept. 5, 1864

    • 1864-09-05
    • Arthur Putnam writes Larkin telling him how his unit has dug holes and ditches around Petersburg to hide in during artillery fire, as well as store food in. He lists the prices of food items near Petersburg.
    • Putnam, Arthur P.; Putnum, Arthur P.;
    • Letter: John Futch to Matha Futch, April 3, 1863

    • 1863-04-03
    • John Futch writes that provisions are low and that if he gets to North Carolina, his wife should bring him food. He thinks there will be likely be starvation in camp soon. He also asks his wife about her planting. He got the letter she sent by his...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: Catherine Ramsey to John Futch, April 18, 1863

    • 1863-04-18
    • Letter written by Martha's mother, Catherine Ramsey, to John Futch on Hotel Register paper. She tells her son-in-law that the Yankees surrounded Wright Blake and took his horse but did not capture him. Blake has returned to his company and expects...
    • Ramsey, Catherine
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Feb. 8, 1864

    • 1864-02-08
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis tells Martha that he received the food, but the pies were spoiled. He asks for news of his brothers, one of whom he saw while he was home. He hopes Martha will find a place to stay, and he thinks the worst of Cowen.
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Jan. 14, 1865

    • 1865-01-14
    • Ann complains that she isn’t getting Henry’s letters due to the carelessness of the mail carriers. She has heard from Langley who says his unit is being sent to Charleston and that food supplies are scarce. Union troops are taking all of the meat...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, March 17, 1864

    • 1864-03-17
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis is still in the guard house. He tells Martha he had to sell his razor and coat to get something to eat, so the food packages she sends are great blessings. He describes the procedure for how packages are handled once...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, April 7, 1864

    • 1864-04-07
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha tells Francis that she is sick again. She has planted sweet potatoes, and plans to plant corn next week. A thief stole horses and bacon from the Allens. All the men were ordered out of Camp Asheville and she has heard...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Oct. 26, 1864

    • 1864-10-26
    • Ann tells Henry of the harvest, the sowing of the wheat, and what prices she hopes to sell various crops for. She tells news of the some of men from town who are serving in Virginia and reports that mail sent to Virginia was already opened when it...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, Nov. 2, 1861

    • 1861-11-02
    • John misses his wife very much and wishes to see her. He also mentions that his regiment is staying in quarters and that the food is always the same. He lists the types of foods he wishes he could eat.
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: George A. Williams to his wife Mary Williams, April 9, 1862

    • 1862-04-09
    • George A Williams asks his wife to leave to visit him as soon as she gets his letter and to either travel with Brinkley Hopson's wife if she has not yet left or to bring George Blick's sister with her. He asks her to bring eggs, whiskey, and...
    • Williams, George A.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Oct. 16, 1864

    • 1864-10-16
    • Ann describes a recent fever she had, and tells of the neighbors' health. Despite her illness she has made progress on the farm and reports on various crops and animals. She is worried that a bear will get the cows and pigs during the cold snap...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: George A. Williams to his wife Mary Williams, July 24, 1862

    • 1862-07-24
    • George writes to his wife that he wants her to write him; he has not received any letters from her. He also tells her his health has been poor but he hopes to be getting better. He would like to send her some money but has none to spare at this...
    • Williams, George A.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Dec. 8, 1865 [1864]

    • 1865-12-08; 1864-12-08; 1864-12-10; 1865-01-06;
    • Note: this letter is dated December 8, 1865, but Henry discusses events of Dec. 10, 1864 and of the new year, 1865. It may be that the letter was begun on Dec. 8, 1864, and finished in 1865. Henry tells Ann that he has transferred ships, but they...
    • Bowen, Henry H.

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