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  • All fields: Petersburg, Fauquier County, Virginia, United States
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    • Diary of both sides: Sergeant Henry Brantingham and Captain William H. S. Burgwyn's Diary

    • 1863-03-29; 1863-04-01; 1863-05-01; 1863-06-01; 1863-07-01; 1863-08-01; 1863-09-01; 1863-10-01; 1863-11-01; 1863-12-01; 1863-01-01
    • This diary first belonged to Sergeant Henry Brantingham, Company C, 28th New Jersey Infantry, who was killed on December 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg. The diary was then found and used by William H. S. Burgwyn from March 29, 1863 thru January 20,...
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Brantingham, Henry;
    • Diary: William B. Howard, 1862-1863

    • 1862-05-04; 1862-05-01; 1862-07-01; 1862-08-01; 1862-09-01; 1862-10-01; 1862-11-01; 1862-12-01; 1863-01-01; 1863-02-01; 1863-03-01; 1863-04-01; 1863-05-01; 1863-06-27
    • This diary is part of the Williams-Womble Collection. The soldier who wrote the diary was thought to be Bry Howard, the great-great uncle of Miss Faydene Barbee, the donor of the collection. According to family tradition, Howard was killed in...
    • Howard, William B.
    • Diary: William H. S. Burgwyn Diary, January 1864-September 1864

    • 1864-01-01; 1864-02-01; 1864-03-01; 1864-04-01; 1864-05-01; 1864-06-01; 1864-07-01; 1864-08-01; 1864-09-01
    • This is the third diary of William H. S. Burgwyn he kept daily records of his life in General Thomas Clingmans Brigade from January 21, 1864 thru September 29, 1864. This diary recounts his obligations as a member of General Clingmans staff, his...
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913
    • 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, 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, 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, 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, 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: 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, 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, Oct. 23, 1864

    • 1864-10-23
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis encourages Martha to do her best with the farm, mentions the hogs and cows, and tells her to go see Jacob Moore about a place to stay. He has just gotten her letter about the death of Mrs. Walker and he has heard that...
    • 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, 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: 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.
    • 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

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