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Claim of John Tilley- Southern Claims Commission, December 13, 1878

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This claim details the account of one Surry County resident whose property was taken during Stoneman's Raid in 1865. The claimant was a said to be a Unionist, and his claim actually lists that he was once threatened by the Confederate Home Guard.…

Claim of John Cordel - Southern Claims Commission, December 13, 1878

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This claim details the account of one Surry County resident whose property was taken during Stoneman's Raid in 1865. The claimant was a known Unionist on his way to meet the raiders when he was arrested by Federal Troops. He was then released after…

Letter from Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, August 30, 1864

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Mcdowell Co teusday August 30th 1864 Dear husband I seat my self this evning to let you know we are onley tolerable well the children is complaining I expect they are taking Measels but I do hope this will reach your kind hands and find you will I…

Letter from Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, February 4, 1864

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N C Mcdowell Co 1864 thursday Feb the 4 My Dear husband I recieved your kind and loving letter last saturday and was glad to hear fom you and hear you was well but sory to hear sunday that you was not well we are not well they nearly all hav had sore…

"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…

"Secret Circular," July 13, 1864

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The Weekly Conservative RALEIGH, N. C., JULY 13, 1864. JOHN D. HYMAN, EDITOR. FOR GOVERNOR : Z. B. VANCE OF BUNCOMBE The Conservative Ticket for Wake County ! FOR THE SENATE : Hon. SION H. ROGERS. FOR THE HOUSE OF COMMONS : WILLIAM LAWS,…

Excerpt from The Story of Rockford, ca. March 1865

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Among the stories of the war era is one concerning some Union soldiers from an encampment some distance away who came to Rockford looking for a doctor to attend an officer who was seriously ill. They took Dr. Folger riding on his own good horse. He…

Letter of Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, June 16, 1864

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June the 16 1864Dear husband I cant get no person to cut my wheat the men says that they dont know what will be don with the wheat for there aint men to cut it and if I dont get Mine cut me and the children will be bound to suffer I would like for…

Weight of Testimony, June 8, 1864

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Weight of Testimony According to the Progress, the mere denint - theipse dixit -- of Mr. Holden should have "as much weight with the masses of the people in North Carolina as that of Gov. Vance, Mr. Hampton, or others." So what Mr. Holden may say…

Letter from Sister to Sister, April 1865

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Dear Sister,

I suppose I would write you a few lines. I thought you would be uneasy. Sister, the Yankees have been here. They say there was seven thousand, but I don’t know how many there was but it was the most men I ever saw and some say…