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Cornelia Spencer, "The Last Ninety Days of the War In North Carolina" (1866)


The town of Goldsboro was occupied by General Schofield's army on the twenty-first of…

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

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

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…

Amnesty Petition of David Schenck, May 14, 1866

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To His Excellency, Andrew Johnson, President of the United States of America. David Schenck, a citizen residing in Lincolnton, Lincoln Country; State of North Carolina shows to your Excellency that his property is [liable?] to confiscation by…

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…

Letter from R. M. Roark to Zebulon Baird Vance, September, 1863

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R. M. Roark wrote the Governor in September 1863 from Cleveland County about thousand dollar donation from the young women of the county raised. The money was raised in 1862 though tableaux performances. The women wanted the money to go to the…

Oliver Howard, Special Field Orders, No. 69 March 23, 1865

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Special Field Orders, No. 69 Heaquarders Departmen and Army of the Tennessee Falling Creek, N.C., March 23, 1865. I. The command will move tomorrow to Goldsboro. The Fifteenth Army Corps, Maj. Gen. John A. Logan commanding, will move upon any…

Letter from Nellie Worth to Cousin Pattie, March 21, 1865

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There was no officer with the first men that came, and our drooping spirits were revived about one o’clock by the sight of a Yankie officer. He came in the house and introduced himself as Lt. Bracht, Mamma and I immediately appealed to him for…

Letter from Murdoch to Zebulon Baird Vance, July 7, 1864


Ashville Sunday Night
July 7th 1864

Dear Zeb,
[stille] some of those ladies who I saw in Raleigh on their mission for cotton cards. I come before you now on a begging trip if is to ask you should they be any good gray cloth on and for officers…

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…