Civil War Collection

1862-1865,1978
Manuscript Collection #505
Creator(s)
Applewhite, Laura Augusta Jordan; Harper's Weekly; Massie, Wilson
Physical description
1.812 Cubic Feet, 11 items , consisting of letters, circular, business statement, lithographs, bond, memoir, and an oath of allegiance
Preferred Citation
Civil War Collection (#505), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Various unrelated items (1862-1865) concerning the Civil War including an 1862 letter, an 1865 oath of allegiance, Harper's Weekly lithographs (1862), an Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company 1862 statement, an 1862 $1000 Civil War bond from North Carolina;, and photocopies of a memoir written about fifty years after the war and transcribed in 1978, an 1862 letter and an 1863 circular.


Scope and arrangement

Original material includes a statement (1862) of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company; an oath of allegiance by members of Capt. B. Hill's Brigade taken at U.S. Forces Headquarters, Gunthersville, Alabama, May 16, 1865; water-colored lithographs from Harper's Weekly (1862) containing scenes of Washington, Elizabeth City, and Kinston, N.C.; and a $1000 Civil War bond issued by North Carolina in 1862 and signed by North Carolina Governor Zebulon B. Vance. Also included is a letter (January 11, 1862) from Wilson Massie in New Orleans, Louisiana, to V. H. Rodes in Greenwood, Mississippi, concerning items mailed, accounts, and the relative value of gold and currency.

Photocopied items include a letter, a circular, and a memoir. The letter (April 1862) was written by a Union soldier of the Rhode Island Volunteers to his mother describing the successful bombardment of Fort Macon, including strategy and weapons used. Also included is a brief comment on Beaufort, N.C. The circular (July 1863) was issued by Brigadier General B. H. Robertson and was intended for regimental commanders. It pertains to the necessity of grazing horses at regulated hours and controlling their movements rather than allowing them to wander over fields. The transcript was prepared in 1978 of "My Experiences in the Civil War" which was originally written by Laura Augusta Jordan-Applewhite (wife of John Thomas Applewhite) fifty years after the Civil War ended.


Administrative information
Custodial History

December 12, 1985, 2 items; Letter and circular (1862, 1863). Loaned for copying by Mr. David R. Pruette

May 23,1990 1 item; Statement (1862) of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company. Donor: Mr. William C. Hatcher

February 20,1997 1 item; Oath of allegiance by members of Capt. B. Hill's Brigade, taken at U.S. Forces Headquarters, Gunthersville, Alabama, May 16, 1865. Donor: Unknown

February 20,1997 4 items; Water colored lithographs from Harper's Weekly (1862), contains scenes of Washington, Elizabeth City, and Kinston, N.C. Donor: Mr. Maury C. York

October 30, 2012 1 item, 0.01 cubic foot; Photocopy of a transcript prepared in 1978 of "My Experiences in the Civil War" which was originally written by Laura Augusta Jordan-Applewhite (wife of John Thomas Applewhite) fifty years after the Civil War ended. She was living in Virginia during the war. Donor: James O. Roebuck.

August 28, 2019 1 item, 0.5 cubic feet; This addition includes a framed $1000 Civil War bond issued by North Carolina in 1862 and signed by North Carolina Governor Zebulon B. Vance. It has been certified as authentic. Gift of Frank E. Grayiel III.

December 4, 2020, 1 item, 0.01 cubic feet; Letter (January 11, 1862) from Wilson Massie in New Orleans, Louisiana, to V. H. Rodes in Greenwood, Mississippi, concerning items mailed, accounts, and the relative value of gold and currency. Donor is unknown.

Source of acquisition

Gift of David R. Pruette

Gift of William C. Hatcher

Gift of Maury C. York

Gift of James O. Roebuck

Gift of Frank E. Grayiel III

Processing information

Processed by L. Harris, January 1987. Additions processed in 2020 by Martha Elmore and others.

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Key terms
Corporate Names
Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company
Confederate States of America. Department of the Treasury
Topical
Bonds--Confederate States of America
Places
North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Container list
Box 1 Folder e Letter (January 11, 1862) from Wilson Massie in New Orleans, Louisiana, to V. H. Rodes in Greenwood, Mississippi, concerning items mailed, accounts, and the relative value of gold and currency.