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  • All fields: Petersburg, Fauquier County, Virginia, United States
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    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Oct. 5, 1864

    • 1864-10-05
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry is near Raleigh and tells Ann that he and 40 others will be leaving for Charleston as marines. He mentions men being put in the guard house every day on their way to Richmond for the Petersburg siege. Henry ends...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Reminiscences: John Miller Monie, 1st North  Carolina Cavalry, Company H

    • 1841-12-31; 1861-08; 1862-06-30; 1862-07-01; 1862-08-25; 1862-09-16; 1862-09-14; 1862-10-09; 1863-05-02; 1863-06-09; 1865-03-31; 1865-06
    • A brief “biographical sketch” of John Miller Monie, from the time of his birth in Scotland through his time serving in the North Carolina Confederate Cavalry. Also included is a letter to a fellow soldiers wife, some notes on his time during the...
    • Monie, John Miller.
    • Letter: A. C. Myers to his wife, April 8, 1863

    • 1863-03-21; 1863-03-23; 1863-03-28; 1863-03-31; 1863-04-02; 1863-04-08
    • A letter discussing the Confederate blockade of Washington, N.C. written by A.C. Myers to his wife. This item was scanned as part of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the North Carolina State Archives. It was part of the...
    • Myers, A. C.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Dec. 2, 1864

    • 1864-12-02
    • Ann reports on the crops and the farm animals, tells him how long it takes for his letters to get to her, and asks how much things should cost in Confederate money. She sent a box to Thomas but he deserted before it arrived and the box was opened...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • 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: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, July 11, 1864

    • 1864-07-11
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis asks about the children's illness. He has been thinking about the great potatoes Martha had and wishes he could eat them. He wishes he had been there to help with the wheat. Life in the trenches is hard and they get...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Dec. 31, 1864

    • 1864-12-31
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis longs for home and asks for prayers from friends and family for him and the other men. He wonders whether conditions are worse at home or where he is now. They are getting "crackers" for rations now, with meat coming...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Dec. 3, 1864

    • 1864-12-03
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis longs for home and writes about some soldiers who have been wounded or killed recently. He recaps news from Martha’s letter about Jonathan Walker, Henry Dale and her brother Thomas. He apologizes for causing trouble...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Aug. 21, 1864

    • 1864-08-21
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis replies to Martha’s request that he not desert by saying that he won’t if that is what she wants but that his life is very hard right now. He dreamed about her and thought he was home until he woke up. He asks her to...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Oct. 4, 1864

    • 1864-10-04
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis tells Martha he is walking again, but slowly. He is upset by the news that she and their daughter Mary have been ill and that his wife cries because he can’t come home. He asks his wife and mother to send him food; he...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, July 5, 1864

    • 1864-07-05
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis tells Martha of being in the trenches at Petersburg – of the hot weather and the lack of sleep that has worn him down and of the dead and wounded in their company. He wanted to come home for the wheat harvest, but was...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Sept. 25, 1864

    • 1864-09-25
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis writes Martha from the hospital where his side, hips, and knees are recovering. He has not drawn any money, and hopes Martha can get by on what she has. He again celebrates his children joining the church. He asks for...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • 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: James W. Parlier to Noah B. Parlier, Jan. 11, 1865

    • 1865-01-11
    • James W. Parlier (ca. 1830-1869) was a farmer from the Pore’s Knob area of Wilkes County, North Carolina. He enlisted on September 23, 1862 and served as a private in Co. I, 26th North Carolina Infantry. He was married to Phoebe Cook Parlier, and...
    • Parleir, James W.
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch and Martin Ramsey, Feb. 5, 1863

    • 1863-02-05
    • John writes that he and Charley are well, but it is cold and snowing in Virginia. He doesn’t think he will be transferred but he will try for a discharge. He relates his travels back to camp and says that seeing the hospital in Goldsboro brought...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, Aug. 21, 1863

    • 1863-08-21
    • Larkin informs Mary that he should be examined by the medical board in Wake County, N.C., the next day. If he can't get a furlough, he will try for a transfer to Charlotte. He asks where he should direct letters to his brother Thomas at Petersburg....
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Steven W. Brewer to Richard B. Paschal, June 28, 1862

    • 1862-06-28
    • Letter written by Steven W. Brewer, Captain of Company E, 26th North Carolina Troops, to Richard B. Paschal describing the Seven Days' Battles. He gives the names of his men who died during the battle, and explains how he removed all of O. Hiram...
    • Brewer, Steven W.

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