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  • All fields: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Food supply
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    • 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.
    • 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: James W. Biddle to his father, July 15, 1862.

    • 1862-07-15
    • James W. Biddle writes his father and tells him of a campaign his regiment had been involved. He also describes to him what his camp life has been like, and explains that he will try and gain a commission within his brigade.
    • Biddle, James W.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Jan. 14, 1865

    • 1865-01-14
    • Ann complains that she isn’t getting Henry’s letters due to the carelessness of the mail carriers. She has heard from Langley who says his unit is being sent to Charleston and that food supplies are scarce. Union troops are taking all of the meat...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Dec. 10, 1864

    • 1864-12-10
    • Ann writes that the baby is sick. She reports on all the local news from their friends and family, including illnesses, possible marriages, and how the crops are doing. She hasn’t been bothered by the Yankees yet although she can hear gunfire. The...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Dec. 4, 1864

    • 1864-12-04
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry tells Ann that he has plenty of clothes, and plenty to eat. He will try for a furlough. He asks his parents to write. Henry hears conflicting news, but believes Sherman has burned Chattanooga and is headed for the...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Jan. 14, 1865

    • 1865-01-14
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry tells Ann that the ironclad C.S.S. Columbia ran aground and that he is back on a steamer. Most of the crew for the ship has been sent to Richmond, Va. He asks about the situation at home, and gives instructions...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • 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: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Dec. 8, 1865 [1864]

    • 1865-12-08; 1864-12-08; 1864-12-10; 1865-01-06;
    • Note: this letter is dated December 8, 1865, but Henry discusses events of Dec. 10, 1864 and of the new year, 1865. It may be that the letter was begun on Dec. 8, 1864, and finished in 1865. Henry tells Ann that he has transferred ships, but they...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Dec. 15, 1864

    • 1864-12-15
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry gives advice about what needs to be done on the farm, and describes life on board the ship. He mentions the excitement around Sherman's march again. He talks about how the doctor is treating his head.
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Jan. 2, 1865

    • 1865-01-02
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry describes the ironclad C.S.S. Columbia which he is now on; he describes their food, sleeping arrangements, guard duty, the type of men onboard, and gives a detailed account of size, weight, and strength of the...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Michael Brown to Zebulon B. Vance, March 18, 1863

    • 1863-03-18
    • A letter from Michael Brown to Governor Vance concerning the raid on his store by local women demanding his flour. This item was scanned as part of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the North Carolina State Archives. It was...
    • Brown, Michael
    • "A Female Raid" from the Carolina Watchman, March 23, 1863

    • 1863-03-23
    • A newspaper article discussing the issues behind the Salisbury Bread Riot. This item was scanned as part of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the North Carolina State Archives. It was part of the monthly documents on the...
    • Bruner, J. J.
    • Letter: William H. S. Burgwyn to Anna Greenough Burgwyn, November 17, 1862

    • 1862-11-17
    • William H. S. Burgwyn writes his mother to let her know he has received a gift of blankets from his Uncle Thomas Pollock Burgwyn for himself and his men. He also explains the state of his clothing and hopes to receive some new warmer ones from her...
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913;
    • Letter: William H. S. Burgwyn to Anna Greenough Burgwyn, December 28, 1862

    • 1862-12-28
    • William H. S. Burgwyn writes to his mother, he complains about the lack of mail and that he had hoped to get a letter for Christmas, but no such luck and so it was a very dull day. He thinks that the “Yankees” will not make any more land movements...
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913;
    • 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

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