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Colonel Lewis D. Warner, "To Sneedsboro" (March 4, 1865)

Title

Colonel Lewis D. Warner, "To Sneedsboro" (March 4, 1865)

Description

In this excerpt from his diary, Col. Lewis D. Warner reflected on his arrival into North Carolina, a state that was known for Union sympathy throughout the Civil War. Both he and his soldiers were hopeful of an easier campaign in North Carolina than in South Carolina due to this. He believed that if Sherman operated his tactics correctly, that a large Union support in North Carolina was possible from its citizens. He stated that it would "cause the slumbering fire to burst into flame, which could not be quenched." There is irony in this statement as the Union forces had been causing havoc throughout the South, but now sought to have cooperation and assistance from those in North Carolina.

Creator

Warner, Lewis D.

Source

Mark H. Dunkelman, Marching with Sherman: through Georgia and the Carolinas with the 154th New York (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012), 143.

Date

1865-03-04

Contributor

Stafford, Scott

Type

Document

Coverage

Sneedsboro, North Carolina

Original Format

Book

Text

I hope a better spirit will prevail. North Carolina has shown considerable Union sentiment during the war and I believe a proper course by our would cause the slumbering fire to burst into a flame, which could not be quenched.

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Warner, Lewis D., Colonel Lewis D. Warner, "To Sneedsboro" (March 4, 1865) , Civil War Era NC, accessed September 21, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/837.