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  • All fields: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military life
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    • Letter: James J. Harris to his friend Burton, August 24, 1863

    • 1863-08-24
    • A letter from James J. Harris, Captain of Company I, 30th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, to his friend Burton. This letter written on August 24, 1863 describes the movements of his company during the Gettysburg Campaign, and his observations of...
    • Harris, James J.
    • Letter: William H. S. Burgwyn to Henry King Burgwyn, Sr., November 4, 1862

    • 1862-11-04
    • William H. S. Burgwyn gives a detailed description of the regiment’s march from north of Winchester, Va., across the Shenandoah River and Blue Ridge Mountains past Salem Va. towards Culpepper Court House. They waded the Hedgeman River [now known...
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913;
    • 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: William H. Grady, February 21, 1864.

    • 1864-02-21
    • William Henry Grady (1841-1921) was the son of a Duplin County farmer, Sherwood Grady of "Waterloo" near Albertson, N.C., and his wife, Harriet (Grady) Jackson (widow of Frederick Jackson). Grady volunteered for six months service in Company C, 2nd...
    • Grady, William H.
    • Letter:William H. Grady, March 29, 1864.

    • 1864-03-29
    • William Henry Grady (1841-1921) was the son of a Duplin County farmer, Sherwood Grady of "Waterloo" near Albertson, N.C., and his wife, Harriet (Grady) Jackson (widow of Frederick Jackson). Grady volunteered for six months service in Company C, 2nd...
    • Grady, William H.
    • 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: A. C. Myers to his wife, April 8, 1863

    • 1863-03-21; 1863-03-23; 1863-03-28; 1863-03-31; 1863-04-02; 1863-04-08
    • A letter discussing the Confederate blockade of Washington, N.C. written by A.C. Myers to his wife. This item was scanned as part of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the North Carolina State Archives. It was part of the...
    • Myers, A. C.
    • Letter: W. W. Edwards to Richard B. Paschal, July 15, 1864

    • 1864-07-15
    • W. W. Edwards writes a letter to R. B. Parchal, July 15, 1864. He and the other men of the regiment are entrenched near Petersburg. He is hopeful to get some mail soon, but has not had any. He tells a story of himself and a few other men from the...
    • Edwards, W. W.
    • 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.
    • Letter: James M. Brooks to Richard B. Paschal, August 7, 1864

    • 1864-08-17
    • James E. Brooks writes a letter to R. B. Paschal, in this letter he writes about the defeat of W. W. Holden in his run for Governor in 1864. He describes an incident that would later be called the “Battle of the Crater.” The Union Army dug a...
    • Brooks, James M.
    • Letter: Unknown soldier to his wife Rhoda.

    • 1861-08-17
    • A letter written form an unknown soldier to is wife Rhoda, he tells her that many of the men have the measles, and asks for her to procure some new cloths and boots for him.
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    • 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
    • Diary of both sides: Sergeant Henry Brantingham and Captain William H. S. Burgwyn's Diary

    • 1863-03-29; 1863-04-01; 1863-05-01; 1863-06-01; 1863-07-01; 1863-08-01; 1863-09-01; 1863-10-01; 1863-11-01; 1863-12-01; 1863-01-01
    • This diary first belonged to Sergeant Henry Brantingham, Company C, 28th New Jersey Infantry, who was killed on December 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg. The diary was then found and used by William H. S. Burgwyn from March 29, 1863 thru January 20,...
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Brantingham, Henry;
    • Reminiscences: Brigadier General Collett Leventhorpe

    • 1815-05-15; 1832; 1842; 1849; 1861; 1862; 1863; 1864; 1865
    • A short biography of Brigadier General Collett Leventhorpe, along with excerpts of letters written to his wife while he was a Confederate Officer, the letters contain information about Campaigns in North Carolina and Northern Virginia.
    • Leventhorpe, Louisa Bryan.

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