Hugh Harrison Mills correspondence
Date: 1844 - 1852 |
Pre-Civil War correspondence primarily consists of letters describing conditions in Concord, Salisbury, and Lincolnton, North Carolina. There are references to Methodist revivals and camp meetings in Cabarrus, Rowan, and Iredell counties. Letters from Salisbury describe the construction of the Western North Carolina Railroad, the poor condition of the plank road to Granite Hill, tearing down the old courthouse, and a rash of fires. more...