Civil War Miscellany

1862-1865,1978
Manuscript Collection #505
Creator(s)
Applewhite, Laura Augusta Jordan; Harper's Weekly
Physical description
1.802 Cubic Feet, 10 items , consisting of a letter, a circular, a business statement, lithographs, a bond, and an oath of allegiance
Preferred Citation
Civil War Miscellany (#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 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, a memoir written about fifty years after the war and transcribed in 1978, and copies of a letter and a circular.


Scope and arrangement

Items include a photocopied letter and circular. 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.

Also included is 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., a 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 and a $1000 Civil War bond issued by North Carolina in 1862 and signed by North Carolina Governor Zebulon B. Vance.


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.

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

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.


Container list
Box 1 Folder a Civil War-related Papers, 1862-1863

Contains photocopies of 1862 Union soldier letter describing bombardment of Fort Macon, 1863 circular concerning NC cavalry troops horses, and 1862 statement of debt owed to "Alien Enemies" by Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Co.

Box 1 Folder c Oath of Allegiance, 1865

Oath of allegiance to the United States signed by members of Capt. B. Hill's Brigade at Gunthersville, Alabama, May 16, 1865

Box 1 Folder d Memoir, 1978

1978 typescript copy of a memoir written by Laura Augusta Jordan-Applewhite (Mrs. John T. Applewhite) of Virginia titled "My Experience in the Civil War."

Oversize Folder os1 Civil War Bond, 1862

$1000 Civil War bond issued by North Carolina in 1862 and signed by Governor Zebulon Vance.