Civil War Miscellany, 1862-1865, 1978

Manuscript Collection #505

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Title: Civil War Miscellany
Creators: Applewhite, Laura Augusta Jordan
Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company.
Harper's Weekly.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Various unrelated items (1862-1865) concerning the Civil War including an oath of allegiance, Harper's Weekly lithographs, an Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company statement, a memoir written about fifty years after the war and transcribed in 1978, and copies of a letter and a circular.
Extent: 1.302 Cubic feet, 9 items , consisting of a letter, a circular, a business statement, lithographs, and an oath of allegiance

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Accessions Information

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

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

February 20,1997 (unprocessed addition 2), 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 (unprocessed addition 3), 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 (unprocessed addition 4), 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

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

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

Preferred Citation

Civil War Miscellany (#505), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of David R. Pruette
  • Gift of William C. Hatcher
  • Gift of Maury C. York
  • Gift of James O. Roebuck

Processing Information

  • Processed by L. Harris, January 1987

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Both items concern Civil War activities in North Carolina. 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.

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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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