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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…

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 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…

Letter of Joseph J. Hoyle to Sarah Hoyle, June 25-July 19, 1863

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June, 1863 — No. 10
My Dear wife:

I will now proceed to continue my regular series of letters, and as you see I will have to go back to the time we crossed the Potomac, as that is the time I left off.

Thursday, 25 — We waded…

Letter of Joseph J. Hoyle to Sarah Hoyle, October 21, 1863

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Rappahannock River, Va.
Wednesday, Oct 21st, 1863

My Dear wife. [Mrs. J.J. Hoyle, Knob Creek, N. C.]
I take the opportunity of dropping you a few more lines. Nothing of interest has occurred among us since I lat wrote you. We crossed the…

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, July 25, 1863

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Near Culpeper,
July, 25th 1863.

My Dear wife:
I have the opportunity of dropping you a few lines this evening, informing you that I am not very well. I have been unwell since we left Winchester, and the march has set very hard upon me, but I…

Letter of Joseph J. Hoyle to Sarah Hoyle, February 6, 1864

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Near Orange C. H. Va.,
Feb 6th, 1864

My Dear wife:
I again have the pleasure of dropping you a few lines informing you that I am well at present and I hope this will find you well. Every thing continues quiet with us. We have some fine weather…

Diary of Rice Bull, April 30, 1865

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April 30th, 1865, we began the “Homeward March” from Raleigh, N.C. the last, and to me, I can truly say, the happiest made by Sherman’s Army. It was to differ greatly from any made bus that preceded it. As in our other…