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"When Surry Was Invaded," ca. March 1865

WHEN SURRY WAS INVADED The Mount Airy News, Mar. 21, 1918 There are perhaps comparatively few of the present generation in Surry County who know that this section was at one time in the hands of an alien enemy. In view of the remote possibility 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…

Amnesty Petition of Samuel S. Gregory, August 22, 1865

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His Excellency
Andrew Johnson
President of the United States

Your petitioner Saml S. Gregory a native and resident of Sampson County, and the State of North Carolina, respectfully [showeth?] unto your Excellency, that he received an appointment…

"Childhood," ca. 1810s-1820s


I WAS born a slave; but I never knew it till six years of happy childhood had passed away. My father was a carpenter, and considered so intelligent and skilful in his trade, that, when buildings out of the common line were to be erected, he was sent…

"Sketches of Neighboring Slaveholders," ca. 1820s


THERE was a planter in the country, not far from us, whom I will call Mr. Litch. He was an ill-bred, uneducated man, but very wealthy. He had six hundred slaves, many of whom he did not know by sight. His extensive plantation was managed by well-paid…

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, 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 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, May 23, 1862


Camp Mangum, N.C. May 23rd, 1862 My Dear Wife: I received your letter a few minutes ago, and you can not imagine what joy it gave me. Oh how it raised my heart to read a few lines from one whom I know loves me and the little hair braid inside,…


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…