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    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Feb. 4, 1864

    • 1864-02-04
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha is distressed because she and the children are still sick, and Bill Cowen is trying to get them to leave their home by preventing them from farming the land. She says the only men left are speculators who are trying to...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • 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
    • Letter: Zebulon Baird Vance to F. and H. Fries Company, October 10, 1862

    • 1862-10-10
    • Governor Zebulon Baird Vance writes to F & H Fries Company in regards to their refusal to supply the North Carolina Troops with wool at a profit of .75 cents over cost of production. He is very upset that the companies of his state would let the...
    • Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894;
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Nov. 3, 1863

    • 1863-11-03
    • Encapsulated letter. Poteet writes his wife expressing his desire to be home. He considers deserting and says that eight or ten others will come with him if he leaves. There is a large bridge which stopped him from leaving last night because he...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • 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
    • Reminiscences: Miss E. A. Lehman, Teacher at Salem College

    • Miss Lehman remembers some of the events that took place at Salem College during and after the Civil War. The document has the notation “taken from Salem Collage Annual, Sights and Insights' by permission of Miss. Lehman.”
    • Lehman, E. A.;
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, Aug. 16, 1863

    • 1863-08-16
    • John Futch writes to his wife that he is well. He asks Martha whether she has drawn any money or not. He has written to his family but has gotten no letters from home. He wants to come home very badly and is worried about his wife. He has some...
    • Futch, John
    • Reminiscences: The Chatham Railroad Company, written by Kemp P. Battle

    • 1861; 1862; 1863; 1864; 1865
    • This reminiscence recalls the efforts to put forth to construct a railroad for the transportation of iron and coal through North Carolina during the Civil War. The Chatham Railroad Company was to build a railroad between Raleigh and the coal fields...
    • Battle, Kemp P.
    • 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: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Nov. 12, 1863

    • 1863-11-12
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis wants his wife and Higgins to send him food and tobacco. He has the shakes since he stood guard duty last night. He is sending a ring to her to keep safe and he longs to see his wife and children again. He asks for...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • 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: George A. Williams to his wife Mary Williams, Oct. 3, 1863

    • 1863-10-03
    • George A. Williams writes a letter to his wife to say that he is happy that her health has improved. He answers her question in regards to the cattle and feels it would be best to keep them for the food if she does need to sell them. He advises...
    • Williams, George A.
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, Feb. 13, 1863

    • 1863-02-13
    • John has been ill; his captain is away until March but will send John to the board of doctors when he returns if John is still ill. John's regiment anticipates a battle once the weather clears up, but John believes they will win. He answers...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, June 16, 1864

    • 1864-06-16
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha tells Francis to appeal to his captain for a furlough so he can come the first week of July to harvest the wheat crop since there are no men who will help her. The mare has been sick and may need to be killed. She has...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley


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