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The Civil War in North Carolina: Soldiers and Civilians letters and diaries, 1861-1865

Title

The Civil War in North Carolina: Soldiers and Civilians letters and diaries, 1861-1865

Description

In this collection of letters and diaries during the Civil War, different view points by Confederate members are given. These personal accounts are used to display what life was like in both the homes of women and children that were left behind, as well as life in the Confederate camps and on the battle field. Through these letters, one gains a glimpse at a true personal encounter with men and women living during the Civil War.

Contributor

Edited by Christopher M. Watford

Type

Scholarship

Original Format

Diary

Text

I understand the people of Wilkes are baldy whipped and willing for our patriotic old State to return to the pretended Union, and claim Abraham Lincoln as their chief magistrate. I have also been told that the country was full of deserters and no effort is being made to arrest them, but that they are more highly respected than a soldier who is toiling and fighting to redeem their country from chains and Slavery.

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The Civil War in North Carolina: Soldiers and Civilians letters and diaries, 1861-1865, Civil War Era NC, accessed May 29, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/545.