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    • Lewis C.F.C. Laesch Naval Diary

    • 1864-01-01; 1864-05-20
    • This is the Naval Diary of Naval Engineer Lewis C.F.C. Laesch, who served aboard the U.S.S. Pequot, during the first half of 1864, and kept a daily diary of activities, from January 1, 1864, until May 20, 1864. Lewis Laesch was born in the German...
    • Laesch, Lewis C.F.C.
    • Letter: Thomas L. Kendrick to Larkin S. Kendrick, Sept. 20, 1864

    • 1864-09-20
    • Letter very faded. Thomas writes his brother Larkin detailing Wade Hampton's beefsteak raid across Union lines in Sept. 1864 which gained the South over 2,500 cattle and 300 prisoners. He then talks of the religious feeling in the company.
    • Kendrick, Thomas L.
    • Letter: Thomas L. Kendrick to Larkin S. Kendrick, Sept. 1, 1864

    • 1864-09-01
    • Sgt. Thomas Kendrick of the 37th Regt. NC Infantry writes his brother Larkin describing the battles he has been in during the Petersburg campaign. In particular he describes the Battle at Fussell's Mill on Aug. 16, 1864 where Capt. Ragin was...
    • Kendrick, Thomas L.
    • Letter: Robert M. Blair to Abigail Blair, Dec. 29, 1861

    • 1861-12-29
    • Blair writes to his mother and brothers. He mentions he is too big for the slips they sent him, and asks for a new pair. Most in camp are healthy, he has bought a bulldog for his brothers. He would like the family to send some cabbage heads if...
    • Blair, Robert M.
    • Letter: Peter Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, July 16, 1861

    • 1861-07-16
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis Poteet's 40-year-old brother Peter served as a private in Co. G, 1st N.C. Infantry under Col. D.H. Hill at Yorktown in 1861. Peter describes his health, the Battle of Bethel Church, his feelings after hearing of the...
    • Poteet, Peter
    • Letter: Peter Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Aug. 7, 1861

    • 1861-08-07
    • Encapsulated letter. Imaging has cast glare on document due to plastic. The whole company, including Peter, has been sick, and one soldier has died of the illness. Gen. Magruder has gone to raid Newport News. Peter then reports news of the First...
    • Poteet, Peter
    • Letter: Oliver C. Morgan to B. (Bartlette) Ward, Aug. 17, [1863]

    • 1863-08-17
    • Letter dated August 17, with 1863 penciled in by another archivist. O.C. Morgan tells his father and mother (Nancy Ward nee Morgan--it is probable that she had a previous marriage making the Morgan's half-siblings with the Wards) that they are at...
    • Morgan, Oliver C.
    • Letter: Milton B. Blair to Uncle John Blair, Jan. 4, 1862

    • 1862-01-04
    • Blair believes the Yankees will try to take New Bern. Some in the company have the mumps. Currently building winter quarters. Asks about Uncle William Blair since there was a battle in his county. Transcribed by Kenneth Dasher, November 3, 2010.
    • Blair, Milton B.
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick, October 30, 1861

    • 1861-10-30
    • Larkin tries to reassure Mary away from her worries about their parting with strong religious convictions. He felt his liberty threatened and thus enlisted. He asks for a quilt, and briefly describes the living conditions in camp.
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick, October 15, 1861

    • 1861-10-15
    • Kendrick writes his father describing the gathering of companies for the regiment. To his wife he says he hopes she will trust God while he is gone, and asks her to tell him about the harvest. Kendrick dated the letter on the second page. A...
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick, Dec. 20, 1861

    • 1861-12-20
    • Larkin tells Mary about their new camp, and has learned some news of possible English involvement in the war. Their payroll has arrived, but they have not drawn it yet.
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, Oct. 2, 1862

    • 1862-10-02
    • Larkin tells Mary that he has heard a rumor of smallpox in the area, but believes it is just a rumor. They are in the valley now, but expect to fall back to Richmond soon. Times are hard and they don't get enough to eat. He has been a POW. He has...
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, May 8, 1862

    • 1862-05-08
    • Larkins writes Mary saying he has been in the hospital 22 days with pneumonia and rheumatism in his hips and legs, but he is doing better. He wants her to write him. The regiment is at Guinea Station, Va. (near Fredericksburg) and that even though...
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, May 17, 1862

    • 1862-05-17
    • Larkin tells Mary he is back with the regiment. He is distraught over the death of their infant Elizabeth. The Yankee pickets are very close, and some of the regiment have been captured. He sent Mary $5 and will send more. He closes with a poem.
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, March 16, 1862

    • 1862-03-16
    • Larkin tells Mary that they are prepared for a Union attack, but do not know if it will come. Michael Carpenter is going home. Larkin does not know why Mary Catherine has not been receiving his letters. He reassures her of his devotion to her.
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, July 28, 1862

    • 1862-07-28
    • The regiment is marching, but they don't know where they will end up. He has sent his English blanket (which he took from a battlefield) by Lt. Shuford to Shelby. He is glad everyone at home is well, but sorry to hear that sister Sarah's husband is...
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, July 10, 1862

    • 1862-07-10
    • Larkin is fatigued from hard marching. They have been in battle for a week (The 7 Days Battles of the Peninsula Campaign). He is unhurt but exhausted after 3 fights. He sent her $10. Joseph Kindrick died in the hospital from typhoid.
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, Jan. 21, 1862

    • 1862-01-21
    • Letter on paper for Confederate States of America, manufactured by W. & J. Bonitz, Goldsboro, N.C. Paper contains a printed cannon and poem, is designed for letters, with space for date, and lines to aid the writer. Written in pencil which is faint...
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick To Mary C. Kendrick, Jan. 20, 1862

    • 1862-01-20
    • Larkin is sorry Mary has had difficulty with a neighbor looking for the payment of money. He had to bury a fellow soldier. He ends with a colorful description of his longing to see them, using imagery from nature and religion. A postscript tells...
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.

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