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    • Letter: Martha Futch to John Futch, March 29, 1863

    • 1863-03-29
    • Martha Futch writes to tell her husband that she has heard that he has not yet gone before the board of doctors and she wants him to do so soon so that he can come home. She says that if he wanted to see her as badly as she wants to see him then he...
    • Futch, Martha
    • 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 if...
    • Futch, Martha
    • 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: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Dec. 2, 1864

    • 1864-12-02
    • Ann reports on the crops and the farm animals, tells him how long it takes for his letters to get to her, and asks how much things should cost in Confederate money. She sent a box to Thomas but he deserted before it arrived and the box was opened...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Reminiscences: Miss E. A. Lehman, Teacher at Salem College

    • Miss Lehman remembers some of the events that took place at Salem College during and after the Civil War. The document has the notation “taken from Salem Collage Annual, Sights and Insights' by permission of Miss. Lehman.”
    • Lehman, E. 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 current...
    • Futch, John
    • 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 gets...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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 Futch to John Futch, March 26, 1863

    • 1863-03-26
    • Martha has heard that her husband was involved in a fierce battle near Fredericksburg, Virginia, and she writes to say that she is worried about him. She begs him to write her the latest news to let her know he is alright. She asks if he got the...
    • Futch, Martha
    • Letter: Martha Futch to John Futch, April 14, 1863

    • 1863-04-14
    • Martha tells her husband she is worried about him because she has heard his regiment will move soon. She plans on traveling to Wilmington on Tuesday to get shoes, although she hates to spend the money. After she returns she plans to try to visit...
    • Futch, Martha
    • Letter: Catherine Ramsey to John Futch, April 18, 1863

    • 1863-04-18
    • Letter written by Martha's mother, Catherine Ramsey, to John Futch on Hotel Register paper. She tells her son-in-law that the Yankees surrounded Wright Blake and took his horse but did not capture him. Blake has returned to his company and expects...
    • Ramsey, Catherine
    • 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: Catherine Ramsay to John Futch, March 29, 1863

    • 1863-03-29
    • Catherine (Martha's mother) has heard that the 59th regiment has been involved in a battle in New Bern and tells John about other war news. She is worried about John's involvement in a recent fight near Fredericksburg. She talks about the price of...
    • Ramsey, Catherine
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Feb. 2, 1865

    • 1865-02-02
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha writes about pudding and again mentions the man named Camp who was supposed to meet her to take a package to her husband. She doesn’t expect Mooney to come back any time soon. She discusses neighborhood talk of peace...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley


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