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Letter from Zebulon Vance to William Graham, January 2, 1864

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Raleigh, January 2, 1864.

My Dear Sir: The final plunge which I have been dreading and avoiding—that is to separate me from a large number of my political friends, is about to be made. It is now a fixed policy of Mr. Holden and others to call a…

Letter from William Sherman to Sutton et. al., April 4, 1865

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HDQRS Mil. Division of the Mississippi,
In The Field
April 4, 1865
Goldsboro, N.C.

Messrs. Sutton and others,
Moseley Hall, N.C.

Gentlemen:
I cannot undertake to supply horses or to encourage peaceful industry in North Carolina until the…

Memoirs of William T. Sherman, ca. 1865

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….It seemed to me then that the terrible energy they had displayed in the earlier stages of the war was beginning to yield to the slower but more certain industry and discipline of our Northern men. It was to me manifest that soldiers and…

Letter of William J. Hardee to William T. Sherman, December 17, 1864

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Headquarters Department South Carolina Georgia, and Florida, Savannah, Georgia, December 17, 1864. Major-General W.T. Sherman, commanding Federal Forces near Savannah, Georgia. General: I have to acknowledge the receipt of a communication from you…

"FROM FAYETTEVILLE," Wadesboro North Carolina Argus, March 30, 1865

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From the Raleigh Conservative. FROM FAYETTEVILLE We have at length definite and reliable information that the Yankees have evacuated Fayetteville. “There are none of them left on the west side of the Cape Fear,” says a recent letter we…

Letter of Wade Hampton to William Sherman, February 27, 1865

General Wade Hampton of the Confederate Army

HEADQUARTERS IN THE FIELD, Feb. 27, 1865.

Maj.-Gen. W.T. Sherman, U.S. Army:

GENERAL: Your communication of the 24th inst. reached me to-day. In it you state that it has been officially reported that your foraging parties were "murdered"…

Diary of Thomas Osborn, March 8, 1865

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Laurel HillRichmond Co., N.C.March 8, 1865There is little of interest today, we have moved fifteen miles through a fine country, well cultivated, and affording plenty of forage. It has rained all day, the roads would have been good but for the rain;…

Diary of Thomas Osborn, February 17, 1865

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Columbia, S.C.February 17, 1865 This day has been the most eventful one to us of the campaign, and one which the historian of South Carolina cannot forget. This morning Columbia was a beautiful little city, tonight it is a “Sea of…

Letter from Robert Lee to Zebulon Vance, February 24, 1865

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HEADQUARTERS CONFEDERATE STATES ARMIESFeb. 24, 1865. HIS EXCELLENCY Z. B. VANCE GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA RALEIGH GOVERNOR: The state of despondency that now prevails among our people is producing a bad effect upon the troops. Desertions are…

"Stealing Reduced to Science," Raleigh Daily Confederate, March 31, 1865

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Stealing Reduced to Science It is said that Sherman’s thieving crowd surpass London pickpockets in their profession. They have thoroughly mastered their trade, that it is a thing next to impossible to conceal articles so that they cannot find…