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  • All fields: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Children
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    • Letter: George A. Williams to his children, June 17, 1864

    • 1864-06-17
    • George A. Williams writes to his children from the “Line of Battle.” He mentions that his health is not good but he is getting better, and that the soldiers are getting plenty to eat. He wants the children to write to him with any news they may...
    • Williams, George A.;
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Nov. 2, 1864

    • 1864-11-02
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha gives extensive details on their baby girl's death. Martha is still sick, but the other children are well. The mare has died, perhaps of old age. The neighbors have been very good to her during her recent troubles. Mr....
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Jan. 7, 1864

    • 1864-01-07
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha tells Francis that she and the children have been sick. She has also had problems with the neighbors since he went back to his company. Mr. Walker and Jonathan killed her hogs and Bill Cowen came on Tuesday to tell her...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Jan. 21, 1864

    • 1864-01-21
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha writes that she and the children are still ill. She thinks the baby may die. She has no news of Asheville, but the nearby troops have been told to make plans to protect provisions from Union forces in the area. She...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • 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: George A. Williams to his wife Mary Williams, Dec. 6, 1863

    • 1863-12-06
    • George writes his wife lets her know that he has received her letters but still has not received the box she sent. He is sorry to hear she is still so ill. He wants to see the children but is unsure when that may be; due to the way furloughs are...
    • Williams, George A.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Jan. 9, 1865

    • 1865-01-09
    • Ann continues to be upset about the delays in the mail. She tells Henry about his daughter, Cornelia Ann, who began complaining of rheumatism before Christmas and then got so sick that by New Years she had a hard time walking. By early January the...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • 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: Richard Womble to Jacob Womble and family, May 29, 1864

    • 1864-05-29
    • Richard Womble writes his father, mother and sister. In this letter he writes of the hardships the men have had marching and fighting in the rain almost every day since the campaign has started (The Wilderness Campaign). He also mentions some of...
    • Womble, Richard
    • 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: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Nov. 1, 1864

    • 1864-11-01
    • Ann tells her husband that his father has been very sick and writes about recent births and deaths. She describes the Union attack on Washington County and Plymouth, along with the sinking of the ironclad, C.S.S. Albemarle. Due to the Union...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Reminiscences: Mrs. James W. Albright

    • 1865-04-09; 1865-04-03; 1862-12-02; 1863-04-15; 1862-06-04
    • Mrs. James W. Albright recounts her life as a young woman living in the Isle of Wight County Virginia during the Civil War. Her home was on the main county road and there were “but few weeks that one or both of the opposing forces did not pass my...
    • Albright, James W., Mrs.
    • 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: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, June 16, 1864

    • 1864-06-16
    • Encapsulated letter. Includes cutout of the couples' new baby girl's hand on a separate piece of paper. Martha tells Francis that some of the children are sick. The corn, sweet potato, and Irish potato crops look good and Thomas is helping her...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley

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