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Letter from Ladies of Cleveland County NC to Zebulon Baird Vance, September, 1863

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To your excellency Z. B. Vance Governor of the state of North Carolina
To do Hospitality make known to your excellency that we [apistice] in the expenses of the above named [tabnaut] and the expenses and that most Mary Woodward was fulfilling of…

Letter from Catherine Carson to Zebulon Baird Vance, July 8, 1864

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Buck Creek July 8th 1864
Governor Vance
Dear Sir,
I take the liberty of asking you whether you can not process my son’s discharge from the army that he may come home to protect me and his sister.
Since the late raid on Camp Vance there are…

Letter from Mrs. Love to Zebulon Baird Vance, March 31, 1864

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Claytonville Nor. Car.
March 31st 1864
Gov. Z. B. Vance
My dear sir,
I would have ventured to write sometime ago but continuing good health helps me at home (my mother in law) I have not been to the village (H) since Dec 24th ‘till last…

Letter of Joseph J. Hoyle to Sarah Hoyle, January 30, 1864


Near Orange, Va.
January, 30th, 1864.

My Dear wife:
I have the pleasure of dropping you a few lines, informing you that I arrived at the company yesturday evening. I got all my boxes here safe, but lost my valice and every thing in it. But I…

Letter of Joseph J. Hoyle to Sarah Hoyle, July 5, 1864

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Near Petersburg, Va.
July 5th, 1864

My Dear wife:
This will inform you that we have again changed positions. Day before yesturday we left the north side of the James River and are now in position on the right of the lines around Petersburg,…

Letter from Mary A. Windsor to Zebulon Baird Vance, February 1, 1865

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Reidsville NC Feb. the 1st 1865
Gov Vance Honored Sir,
Permit me the pleasure of communicating to you a few of my thoughts by way of letter and of asking a great favor of you that is concerning my dear and beloved husband who has been gone from…

Letter of Joseph J. Hoyle to Sarah Hoyle December 29, 1863


Camp near Orange C.H. Va.,
Dec. 29th 1863.

My Dear Wife:
I again have the pleasure of writing you a few lines, informing you that I am well at present, hoping…

Letter of Joseph J. Hoyle to Sarah Hoyle, September 28, 1863


Near Rapidan Station Va.
Sept. 28th 1863.
My Dear wife:
This will inform you that I am about well again, and I hope it may find you well. The weather is cold up here now, and we have frost plenty, and…

Lewis B. Banner, 1805-1883


Lewis Bitting Banner was born in 1805 in Surry County, North Carolina. In 1856, Lewis B. Banner, his wife Nancy Meadow Flipping, and their seven children moved to Watauga County, North Carolina where their eighth child was born. He bought two…

Letter of Joseph J. Hoyle to Sarah Hoyle May 17, 1862


Camp Mangum, Wake Co., N.C.
May 17th, 1862
My Dear Wife:
I again embrace an opportunity of writin you a few lines. I am not very well. I have a very bad cold, though I am still able for duty. I feel that it is very hard to be…