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  • All fields: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Food supply
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    • 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: Charles F. [Charley] Futch to John Futch, Sept. 1, 1861

    • 1861-09-01
    • Charles writes that their current location on the Potomac River is very near the Yankees. He hopes the war will end soon so that he can come home. He asks his brother to tell him the news from home, " all of the girls is a getting a long..."...
    • Futch, Charles F. [Charley]
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, Nov. 2, 1861

    • 1861-11-02
    • John misses his wife very much and wishes to see her. He also mentions that his regiment is staying in quarters and that the food is always the same. He lists the types of foods he wishes he could eat.
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: Martha Futch to John Futch, March 20, 1862

    • 1862-03-20
    • Martha writes that she has not gotten a letter from her husband in a long time and that she wishes to see him very much. She has heard that there is fighting at New Bern. She says she has heard he does not have enough food and is worried about him,...
    • Futch, Martha
    • Letter: George A. Williams to his wife Mary Williams, April 9, 1862

    • 1862-04-09
    • George A Williams asks his wife to leave to visit him as soon as she gets his letter and to either travel with Brinkley Hopson's wife if she has not yet left or to bring George Blick's sister with her. He asks her to bring eggs, whiskey, and...
    • Williams, George A.
    • Letter: John Thomas Conrad to Sally Conrad, April 17, 1862

    • 1862-04-17
    • This is a letter from John Thomas Conrad written to his wife Sally in Panther Creek, Yadkin Valley, North Carolina. In the letter, John informs his wife on the new conscription act and the impacts that the act may have on the home front as well as...
    • Conrad, John Thomas
    • 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.
    • Reminiscences: Jasper L. Wallace, 23rd North Carolina Infantry, Company H.

    • 1862-06-26; 1862-07-01; 1862-09-05; 1862-09-13; 1862-09-17; 1862-09-18; 1862-12-15; 1862-12-16; 1863-05-02; 1863-05-03; 1863-06-04; 1863-06-15; 1863-06-27; 1863-06-29; 1863-07-01; 1863-07-10; 1863-10-09; 1864-05-03; 1864-05-04; 1864-05-09;...
    • A brief description of the battles Jasper L. Wallace was in during his time in the Civil War from, this reminiscence covers the time from 1862-1864. Jasper was a private in the 23rd North h Carolina Infantry Company H.
    • Wallace, Jasper L.
    • 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: George A. Williams to his wife Mary Williams, July 24, 1862

    • 1862-07-24
    • George writes to his wife that he wants her to write him; he has not received any letters from her. He also tells her his health has been poor but he hopes to be getting better. He would like to send her some money but has none to spare at this...
    • Williams, George A.
    • Letter: Zebulon B. Vance to Jefferson Davis, November 12, 1862

    • 1862-11-12
    • Response to a letter sent by L. B. Northrop to Zebulon Baird Vance. In this letter from Gov. Vance to Jefferson Davis he “accepts the proposition of Col. Northrop” to collect supplies from Eastern North Carolina.
    • Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894
    • 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;


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