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    • A.J. Osborne to "Dear Brother", May 6, 1861

    • Military service, Voluntary -- Confederate States of America; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Osborne, A. J. -- Correspondence; Osborne family;
    • In this letter of May 6, 1861, A.J. Osborne writes to a brother, conveying a sense of the local mood as recruitment of soldiers begins. He states that he has been advised by a physician to not volunteer as he is prone to consumption (tuberculosis.)
    • A.T. Davidson to Jacob Siler, December 24, 1862

    • Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Coffins -- Purchasing; Davidson, A. T. -- Correspondence; Siler, Jacob, 1795-1871 -- Correspondence;
    • In this letter of December 24, 1862, A.T. Davidson writes to Jacob Siler with instructions for reimbursement of a coffin purchase for Rufus and giving his thoughts on the war.
    • Alfred Wilson to James Watson, March 8, 1862

    • Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Confederate States of America. Army; Military service, Voluntary -- Confederate States of America; Confederate States of America. Army -- Recruiting,...
    • In this letter of March 8, 1862, Alfred Wilson writes to James Watson to express his support for the war. He describes efforts to recruit more men from Jackson and Macon Counties and commends Watson's willingness to serve in the military, stating...
    • Ben Edmonston to "My Dear father and mother," June 25, 1863

    • Soldiers -- Correspondence; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Soldiers -- Diseases; Edmonston, Benjamin F. -- Correspondence; War and families -- North Carolina, Western;
    • In a letter of June 25, 1863, Ben Edmonston writes to his parents describing conditions and reporting on the illness and possible discharge of his brother. He also dscribes a recent Union raid in eastern Tennessee that destroyed railroad bridges...
    • Ben F. Edmonston to unknown recipient, undated

    • Messengers; Soldiers -- Correspondence; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Edmonston, Benjamin F. -- Correspondence;
    • In this undated letter, Ben Edmonston writes to an unknown person describing how his desire to become a courier for a general was undermined by politics within his unit.
    • Bill Osborn to his brother David Osborn, October 26, 1861

    • Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence; North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Soldiers -- Diseases -- North Carolina; Osborn, Bill -- Correspondence; Osborn, David --...
    • Bill [?] Osborn writes to his brother David in this letter of October 26, 1861. From outside of Wilmington, NC, he describes illness affecting many of the troops and conditions about life in the army. He looks forward to returning home as soon as...
    • D.H. Gettys to "Dear Brother", December 27, 1861

    • Soldiers -- Virginia -- Correspondence; Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Gettys, D. H. -- Correspondence; Manassas (Va.)
    • In a letter dated December 27, 1861, D.H. Gettys writes to his brother describing vivid details following the battle of Dranesville, Va. He describes his feelings toward the enemy and corrects details that he believes were misrepresented in the...
    • D.H. Gettys to D.W. Siler, February, 1861

    • Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Siler, D. W. (David W.), 1822-1884 -- Correspondence; Gettys, D. H. -- Correspondence; Families --...
    • In this letter of February 10 and 11, 1861 D.H. Gettys writes to D.W. Siler to update Siler on his wife's health and report miscellaneous local matters.
    • D.H. Gettys to D.W. Siler, January 5, 1862

    • Soldiers -- Virginia -- Correspondence; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Military life; Gettys, D. H. -- Correspondence; Siler, D. W. (David W.), 1822-1884 -- Correspondence;
    • In this letter of January 5, 1862, D.H. Gettys writes to D.W. Siler describing details of living conditions in camp outside of Manassas, Va. He expresses fond memories of life in Macon County and adds a postscript stating that a photograph of him...
    • D.H. Gettys to Mrs. A.H. Slagle, December 24, 1861

    • Soldiers -- Virginia -- Correspondence; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Cold weather conditions; Gettys, D. H. -- Correspondence; Slagle, A. H. (Mrs.) -- Correspondence; Centreville...
    • In this letter of December 24, 1861, D.H. Gettys writes to Mrs. A.H. Slagle describing the situation near Centreville, Va. He describes conditions, mentioning cold weather, and an engagement with enemy forces that occurred nearby the previous day....
    • D.I. to dear brothers, July 18, 1864

    • Agriculture -- North Carolina, Western; War and families -- North Carolina, Western; Weather; Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence; North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects; Edmonston family;
    • In this letter of July 18, 1864 D.I. (Dorothy Independence) writes to her brothers with brief news from home. She apologizes for her poor writing, explaining that she has only a bad pen and no good paper available. The letter was written on the...
    • D.W. Siler to Capt. Bell, January 23, 1862

    • Siler, D. W. (David W.), 1822-1884 -- Correspondence; Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Arrest -- North Carolina, Western;
    • In a letter dated January 23, 1862, D.W. Siler writes to a Captain Bell about a recent incident where soldiers fired at and arrested a man in front of his sisters. Local feeling has escalated but Siler wants Bell to understand that the situation...
    • David W. Siler to Mattie, March 21, 1862

    • Siler, D. W. (David W.), 1822-1884 -- Correspondence; Mattie -- Correspondence; Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865;
    • In this brief letter of March 21, 1862, D.W. Siler writes to Mattie to let her know of his planned visit to her father's house and hoping that she will be there to meet him.
    • David W. Siler to Mattie, May 5, 1862

    • Siler, D. W. (David W.), 1822-1884 -- Correspondence; Mattie -- Correspondence; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence; Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence;
    • In a letter of May 5, 1862 D.W. Siler writes to Mattie expressing his thoughts and feelings for her in lengthy detail, describing his recent situation and how it pertains to her. He expresses desire to see her as soon as possible and reports recent...
    • Elizabeth Watson to James Watson, October 29, 1861

    • Women -- North Carolina -- Correspondence; War and families -- North Carolina, Western; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; North Carolina --Social conditions -- 19th century; Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence; Watson,...
    • In this letter of October 29, 1861, Elizabeth Watson writes to James Watson decsribing local conditions, including prices for corn and salt and giving details of family members and local people, including news that one has died.
    • Emma A. Shoolbred to Col. J. Cathey, March 30, 1863

    • Widows -- North Carolina -- Social conditions -- 19th century; Widows -- North Carolina -- Correspondence; Agricultural prices -- North Carolina, Western -- History -- 19th century; Shoolbred, Emma A., 1806?- -- Correspondence; Cathey, Joseph,...
    • In this letter of March 30, 1863, Emma Shoolbred writes to Joseph Cathey. She is a widow with three sons in Confederate service and another unaccounted for, and she does not have the resources to provide for the slaves in her employ. Though she had...
    • Ephraim Osborne to Roland C. Osborne, July 27, 1862

    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Religious aspects; Agriculture -- North Carolina, Western; Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 25th; North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social...
    • In this letter of July 27, 1862 Ephraim Osborne exhorts his son Roland C. Osborne to maintain his religious faith in the face of battle casualties. He also reports on miscellaneous details of family life.
    • G.W. Logan to "Dear Sir," May 30, 1864

    • Confederate States of America -- Politics and government; Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns; Legislators -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence; Logan, G. W. (George Washington), 1815-1889 -- Correspondence;
    • In this letter to an unspecified recipient from May 30, 1864, G.W. Logan gives a brief account of some injured soldiers he had visited in a military hospital near Richmond who were also known to the recipient. He also reports on the activity of the...
    • George Job Huntley to Dear Sister, June 29, 1863

    • Soldiers -- Pennsylvania -- Correspondence; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Pennsylvania -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Huntley, George Job -- Correspondence; Huntley, Tincy -- Correspondence;
    • In a letter of June 29, 1863, George Job Huntley writes to his sister Tincy stating that he is in good health and that his regiment is now in Pennsylvania within 60 miles of Harrisburg.
    • J. Cathey to Rev. L.F. Siler, February 22, 1861

    • Secession -- North Carolina; Cathey, Joseph, 1803-1874 -- Political and social views; Cathey, Joseph, 1803-1874 -- Correspondence; Siler, L. F. (Leonidas Fidelio), 1830-1870 -- Correspondence;
    • In this letter of February 22, 1861, Cathey writes to Siler regarding Siler's publication of proceedings of a meeting at which Cathey was heard to have supported North Carolina's secession from the United States. Cathey offers clarification of his...

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