In August the Military Collection Archivist, Kenrick N. Simpson wrote about a new collection, the Society for the Historical Preservation of the 26th North Carolina Regiment* Collection. This small collection consists of Civil War letters primarily written by soldiers of Company E. of the Twenty-sixth North Carolina State Troops to Richard E. Paschal, sheriff of Chatham County. We have added five of these letters to our Civil War 150 Digital Collection; these five letters contain commentary about which the Twenty-sixth NCST was involved.
There have been a few William H. S. Burgwyn letters also added to the collection, these letters were written in October and November of 1862.
The last of the Lawrence O’Bryan Branch letters have also been added to the collection. These letters were written in the spring of 1862.
Civil War resources are being digitized by the State Archives of North Carolina and the Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina and are made available through the North Carolina Digital Collections for historians, researchers, students, genealogists and other interested parties.
[*Collection name has been edited since the publishing of this blog post.]