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    • 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.
    • Diary: George Burgwin Johnston, May 19, 1862 - September 15, 1862

    • 1862-05-19; 1862-05-20; 1862-05-21; 1862-05-22; 1862-05-23; 1862-05-24; 1862-05-25; 1862-05-26; 1862-05-27; 1862-05-28; 1862-05-29; 1862-05-30; 1862-05-31; 1862-06; 1862-07; 1862-08; 1862-09-01; 1862-09-02; 1862-09-03; 1862-09-03; 1862-09-04;...
    • The diary of George Burgwin Johnston, born 1840 in Edenton, son of Reverend Samuel Iredell Johnston and Margaret Burgwin of the Hermitage near Wilmington; valedictorian of his class of 1859, University of North Carolina; married Ann Taylor Johnson,...
    • Johnston, George Burgwin
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, Oct. 2, 1862

    • 1862-10-02
    • Larkin tells Mary that he has heard a rumor of smallpox in the area, but believes it is just a rumor. They are in the valley now, but expect to fall back to Richmond soon. Times are hard and they don't get enough to eat. He has been a POW. He has...
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: James A. Seddon to Zebulon B. Vance, May 23, 1863

    • 1863-05-23
    • A letter written to Governor Zebulon B. Vance from James A. Seddon, informing him that the resignation of Lt. Col. Keith had been received but no proceedings of a court martial have been received. He goes on to inform the Governor how the...
    • Seddon, James A.
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, June 16, 1863

    • 1863-06-16
    • This letter was written on paper with a patriotic Union illustration and printed verse. John Futch writes to his wife about the aftermath of a fight (battle of Winchester) – only one of their soldiers was injured. They will soon leave their...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, June 18, 1863

    • 1863-06-18
    • John gives an account of the battle of Winchester and mentions the horses, food, and other provisions captured; he also lists the number prisoners acquired as a part of the victory. John wasn’t part of the battle himself and his company only had...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: Oliver C. Morgan to B. (Bartlette) Ward, Aug. 17, [1863]

    • 1863-08-17
    • Letter dated August 17, with 1863 penciled in by another archivist. O.C. Morgan tells his father and mother (Nancy Ward nee Morgan--it is probable that she had a previous marriage making the Morgan's half-siblings with the Wards) that they are at...
    • Morgan, Oliver C.
    • Letter: George A. Williams to his wife Mary Williams, Nov. 10, 1863

    • 1863-11-10
    • George writes to his wife that his regiment has had to fall back to the Rapidan River to the same camp they had in September. He describes a battle at Rappahanock Station and the large number of Confederate soldiers captured from General Hoke and...
    • Williams, George A.
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Jan. 12, 1864

    • 1864-01-12
    • Encapsulated letter. Poteet tells Martha that he is well, and that he is in the guard house of the company since his return to camp. He wants news on whether Asheville has been taken and whether Martha managed to kill the hogs. [Francis Poteet had...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Feb. 23, 1864

    • 1864-02-23
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis replies to Martha claiming the hogs, writing that Martha should assert their right to them and tell anyone who tries to claim the hogs (including Joseph Landis and “Henritta”) that he will deal with them when he...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, March 17, 1864

    • 1864-03-17
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis is still in the guard house. He tells Martha he had to sell his razor and coat to get something to eat, so the food packages she sends are great blessings. He describes the procedure for how packages are handled once...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, May 31, 1864

    • 1864-05-31
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis tells Martha that he and Thomas have gone back to their regiments. Francis has received Martha's letters with plaits of her hair. He has been out of prison for twenty-two days. Francis is glad that Martha has gotten the...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Cyrus Waters to P.H. Winston, July 8, 1864

    • 1864-07-08
    • Letter describing efforts to release T. S. Everett from Camp Sumter (prison), Andersonville, Ga. after his capture at Plymouth, NC. This item was scanned as part of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the North Carolina State...
    • Waters, Cyrus.
    • Letter: Samuel Potter to Maggie Johnson

    • 1864-08-18
    • Samuel Potter writes a letter to a Miss Maggie Potter to ask if she will send him some basic supplies to help maintain him while he is a prisoner of war.
    • Potter, Samuel

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