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Love and War

It is not often that we highlight fun and possibly frivolous letters on this blog, but with Valentines Day being right around the corner, we figured it would be appropriate to highlight a couple of letters William Henry Grady wrote … Continue reading

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“…killing our men and property”

In January 1863, the Sixty-fourth North Carolina Troops, while on an expedition to ferret out suspected “Tory” or Unionist groups operating out of Madison County, North Carolina, arrested and later killed thirteen men and boys. Information concerning the atrocity was … Continue reading

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Women Who Riot

Please join us for a free “Second Mondays” lecture entitled “Women Who Riot” on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 10:30am to 11:30am in the Auditorium of the Archives & History Building at 109 East Jones St., Raleigh, NC. The talk … Continue reading

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Salisbury Bread Riot

On March 18, 1863 a group of about 50 women, wives and mothers of Confederate soldiers, participated in what would become known as the Salisbury Bread Riot.  These women blamed speculators for driving up the prices of necessary items during … Continue reading

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The End of Lawrence O’Bryan Branch

William A. Blount was the father of Lawrence O’Bryan Branch’s  widow, Nancy Haywood Blount. In this Telegraph to Brigadier General Lawrence O’Bryan Branch’s sister, Mrs. R. Williams states that his son had gone to bring the Brigadier General’s remains back … Continue reading

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The Day Before…

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be highlighting documents from our collection that deal with the Battle of Antietam, Maryland, the bloodiest one day battle in American History, and the death of Brigadier General Lawrence O’Bryan Branch. The … Continue reading

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Women, Marriage, and the Law

It’s been a while since we’ve given you an update on materials being added to the North Carolina Digital Collections, so here’s a snapshot of what we’re currently working on: First, we’re loading Civil War materials related to Lawrence O’Bryan … Continue reading

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George Burgwin Johnston Diary

We have just added a new diary to our Civil War Collection. This is the diary of George Burgwin Johnston, Captain of Company G, 28th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry. A quote from Walter Clark’s Histories of Several Regiments and Battalions … Continue reading

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A Thorn in the Union’s Side: Rose O’Neal Greenhow

[This blog post comes from the Resource Management Branch of the North Carolina State Archives.] “A Thorn in the Union’s Side: Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy Part One” (PDF) will be presented on Monday, November 14, 2011 from 10:30—11:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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“Since my letter of the 12th war has begun…”

Here are a few more interesting quotes I noticed recently in our Civil War letters as I reviewed their metadata before adding them to the North Carolina Digital Collections. (Not sure what I’m talking about? You might want to read … Continue reading

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