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Diary of Emma LeConte, February 23, 1865

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Sallie has commenced studying and will receive her lesson to me tomorrow. I cannot summon energy or interest to go back to my own studies. That must not be until, anxiety banished, we are reunited and settled down in quiet. When wilt that be! The…

Diary of Mrs. "H.J.B.," February 9, 1865

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As I made my way to the fireplace my attention was attracted to one of the officers who sat in the corner with a map open on his knee. From the pictures I had from time to time seen of him I knew at once that this was General Sherman. I determined…

Letter of Lily Logan to Thomas Logan, March 2, 1865

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Columbia, S.C. March 2nd, 1865 Charles Lamar returned the next day (Saturday) to keep off the soldiers and see that the Asylum was well guarded. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday we remained at the Asylum-days of pain and anxiety, and oh, nights of…

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 Emma Holmes , March 4, 1865

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Later two more knocked at the door, came in & entered into conversation with Mrs. M[ickle]. Finding them well behaved, I fired volley after volley of rebel shot at them. One was from Illinois, the other from Pennsylvania-both young, as indeed…

Diary of George Nichols, March 12, 1865

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Fayetteville, March 12th.— This morning, the two flanking corps of the grand army, who had not seen each other for six weeks, met in the streets of Fayetteville. They met as soldiers love best to meet brave comrades, on a battle-field; for the…

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…

Diary of A Woman of Fayetteville, March 22, 1865

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Fayetteville, N.C., March 22, 1865

Sherman has gone and terrible has been the storm that has swept over us with his coming and going. They deliberately shot two of our citizens-murdered them in cold blood-one of them a Mr. Murphy, a wounded…

Letter from Edward Jones Hale Jr. to James Lane, July 31, 1865

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Fayetteville, N.C., July 31st, 1865.

My Dear General:

It would be impossible to give you an adequate idea of the destruction of property in this good old town. It may not be an average instance; but it is one the force of whose truth we feel…

Diary of Catherine D. Edmondston, March 21, 1865

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Brother writes from Raleigh that Sherman effected a junction with Schofield at Elizabethtown in Bladen county, that on Friday there was a sharp fight a Black River (which divides Sampson from Cumberland) without decisive result. He is most despondent…