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
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Civil War Miscellany (#505), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Gift of David R. Pruette
- Gift of William C. Hatcher
- Gift of Maury C. York
- Gift of James O. Roebuck
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.