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  • All fields: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social aspects
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    • 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....
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • 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;
    • 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
    • Reminiscences: Thomas Medicus Wiggins, 37th North Carolina Infantry, Comapny K;

    • 1861; 1864-05-04; 1864-05-09; 1864-05-10; 1864-05-11; 1864-05-12; 1913-05-07
    • This reminiscences is comprised of two short stories, one is titled “Some Incidents in the campaign of 1864” and describes the Battle of the Wilderness, of 1864, and the other is titled “The Bright side of a Soldiers Life” and describes the...
    • Wiggins, Thomas Medicus.
    • Reminiscences: Pinckney Rayburn Young 25th North Carolina Infantry, Company I.

    • 1857-05-05; 1862-07-01; 1863-06-30; 1863-09-16; 1863-09-17; 1921-08-13; 1821-08-14; 1864-04; 1864-06-15; 1864-06-17; 1864-06-18; 1864-06-19; 1864-07-15; 1864-07-20; 1864-08-11; 1865-03-25; 1865-09; 1921-08-17
    • This reminiscences written by Pinckney Rayburn recounts his staying at home to take care of his mother and sisters at the beginning of the war, while his brother was at war, he then enlisted in 1863 and recounts the bizarre travels he had to endure...
    • Young, Pinckney Rayburn.
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Nov. 2, 1864

    • 1864-11-02
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha gives extensive details on their baby girl's death. Martha is still sick, but the other children are well. The mare has died, perhaps of old age. The neighbors have been very good to her during her recent troubles. Mr....
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Henry Toole Clark to Weldon N. Edwards, August 17, 1862

    • 1862-08-17
    • Letter from Governor Henry Toole Clark to Weldon N. Edwards concerning General Hill's order to impress slaves to work on fortifications. This item was scanned as part of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the North Carolina...
    • Clark, Henry Toole, 1808-1874;
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Nov. 24, 1864

    • 1864-11-24
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha tells of a battle between the Burke Militia and deserters that resulted in the wounding of Sydney Poteet and the capture of three deserters. The militia also visited Henry Deales looking for deserters and Martha worries...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Dec. 3, 1864

    • 1864-12-03
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis longs for home and writes about some soldiers who have been wounded or killed recently. He recaps news from Martha’s letter about Jonathan Walker, Henry Dale and her brother Thomas. He apologizes for causing trouble...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Martha Futch to John Futch, Feb. 22, 1863

    • 1863-02-22
    • Martha writes that she is sorry to hear that her husband has been sick and wishes she could see him. She hears that he is coming home soon but that he doesn’t know how. While she wishes that were true, she fears it won’t be. She tells him that...
    • Futch, Martha
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Oct. 21, 1864

    • 1864-10-21
    • Ann tells Henry of her recent illness, plus the illnesses of other family members and neighbors. She tells her husband that the baby is walking and their youngest son is asking when his father is coming home. She tells of neighborhood news such as...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • 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
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Nov. 1, 1864

    • 1864-11-01
    • Ann tells her husband that his father has been very sick and writes about recent births and deaths. She describes the Union attack on Washington County and Plymouth, along with the sinking of the ironclad, C.S.S. Albemarle. Due to the Union...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: John L. Putnam to Benjamin Putnam, Aug. 7, 1863

    • 1863-08-07
    • John L. Putnam, Mary C. Kendrick's brother, writes their father, Benjamin Putnam. The 15th Regt await Union forces. Putnam thinks Gen. Lee may come, but he doesn't know if there will be a fight or not. It is hot. Benjamin sent John a list of...
    • Putnam, John L.

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