Source: North Carolina Collection (Uncataloged Rare Materials) Staff Person: Fred W. Harrison Description: War officially reached the port town of Washington in March 1862, with the arrival of Federal troops escorted by the gunboat Picket. According to one account, “two companies and a band marched from the wharf to the courthouse playing national aires.” As evidenced by [...]
Month: June, 2012
Source: William Moore Family Papers (Manuscript Collection #596) Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: As often happens in time of war, the Confederate States of America helped to finance the expenses incurred in the Civil War by issuing bonds. In this example, a $100 bond is issued on March 2, 1863 (in compliance with the February [...]
Source: Walter L. Small, Jr., Papers, Manuscript Collection #731.1.a Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: A letter to Rear Admiral Walter L. Small, Jr., USN (Ret.) from film producer Elmo Williams thanking Small for his consultation work during the production of the 1969 film TORA! TORA! TORA!.
Source: Willard and Daisy Rowe Papers, Manuscript Collection #1181 Staff Person: Maury York Description: Willard and Daisy Rowe of Franklin County, North Carolina, established the Evangelical Baptist Mission in 1960. They carried out missionary work in Franklin County and in Guatemala for more than 45 years. They engaged in personal witnessing, established churches, wrote newspaper [...]