John N. Whitford Paper, 1864

Manuscript Collection #50

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Title: John N. Whitford Paper
Creator: Whitford, John N.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Letter (1864) from commander of the 67th Regiment NC Infantry requesting a father to send his sons back to the regiment.
Extent: 0.108 Cubic feet, 1 item, consisting of a letter.

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Accessions Information

March 18, 1968, 1 item; Letter of Whitford to Jesse Jones. Transferred from J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University.

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No restrictions

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

Preferred Citation

John N. Whitford Paper (#50), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon, May 1968

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Colonel John N. Whitford was commander of the 67th Regiment N.C. Infantry, formerly Whitford's Battalion of N.C. Partisan Rangers, which served in a number of actions around New Bern and Plymouth, N.C., prior to the year 1864. Subsequent to its formation into a regiment, Whitford's command took part in General Hoke's attack on New Bern in late April, 1864, and later in the evacuation of Plymouth and Washington, N.C. (October, 1864). The last significant action of the 67th Regiment was at the Battle of Bentonville, March 20-21, 1865. After Bentonville, Whitford's troops staged a series of successful raids behind Federal lines. The 67th was a North Carolina regiment and thus was never mustered into Confederate service. Its officers and men were predominantly from eastern counties of the state.

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The letter (September 15, 1864) from Colonel Whitford exhorts Mr. Jesse Jones of Core Creek, N.C., to persuade his sons to return to their company in the regiment under the conditions of a general pardon.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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