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Letter from Laura R. McDaniel and M. Joyner Kerr to Zebulon Baird Vance, March 4, 1865

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Letter from Laura R. McDaniel and M. Joyner Kerr to Zebulon Baird Vance, March 4, 1865

Description

Laura McDaniel and M. Joyner Kerr wrote the the Governor on March 4, 1865 from Fayetteville, North Carolina. They informed the Governor that Fayetteville was threatened by Union troops and the town could not defend itself. She requested troops be sent to the city. Fayetteville was captured by Union troops a week after this letter was sent, on March 11.

Creator

McDaniel, Laura R. and M. Joyner Kerr

Source

Letter from Laura R. McDaniel and M. Joyner Kerr to Zebulon Baird Vance, March 4, 1865, The Zebulon Baird Vance Papers, vol. 15.7, p. 863, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Date

1865-03-04

Contributor

Vanek, Elizabeth

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Original Format

Correspondence

Text

March 4 1865
To his excellency out most worthy Governor
Z. B. Vance
[to] [the] [amdenesided] to [end] the following heartfelt petition. whereas [anoter] son and the place of our [eyonrm] Fayetteville is threatened by the enemy is at present without effective men of defense are no [enheart] our Governor to look with compassion upon his [time] and loyal subjects and send us an able and [salaitt] body of men to protect us! I know his Excellency is over whelmed with [course] of state we would like to assist by any means within our power and we know of a boy and men who are made of youth [shterm] material required of soldiers and would most respectfully enlist . The [leteap] of the Cassell Home Guard commanded by Capt Willis H Pattillo are the best qualification of any other company in the state far [senh] an important [hinst]
Wising that is excellency may live forever and always be governor
[vol] [eneribe] [omseler] [mor] [reepee]
Laura R. McDaniel
M. Joyner Kerr

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McDaniel, Laura R. and M. Joyner Kerr, Letter from Laura R. McDaniel and M. Joyner Kerr to Zebulon Baird Vance, March 4, 1865, Civil War Era NC, accessed September 23, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/804.