Greensboro, N. Ca.
July 29th 63
Dear Marney & Sissie
I thought I would write you a few lines to let you know how we are. We are well and hope you the same. Cousin Fannie and Cecie is staying with us. I wish you were with us. Nancie says please try and get her some snuff. I am writing with Confederate ink. I am writing on a Confederate spelling Book. I went to a Ball and Danced with two Confederate officers. Give my love to Aunt Mary Ann and Family, Uncle and Family, Mrs. Gardner and Family, and Mrs. Betry and receive a share for yourself and Sissie. Kiss Ephey for me. There is not any more News at present.
All join me in love
Excuse write as soon as you can.
This from you affectionate Grand Daughter
Fannie Wallace to Mannie & Sissie, 1863 07 29 Arthur Whitford Papers #18.1.a
Tag: Confederate States of America
Greensboro, N. Ca.
Source: Carl Woodrow Thurman, Jr. Collection #15.1.a Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo Description: James T. Thurman, aged 72, and still suffering from a Civil War wound to his thigh, “weak lungs” and a “chronic cough”, submitted this pension application, on 18 June 1913, to the Adjutant General’s Office, in Jefferson City, Missouri. After a long life [...]
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 [...]
Taft Family Papers #784, East Carolina Manuscript Collection Source: Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Today’s staff pick features an undated photograph (left to right) of Major Orren Randolph Smith, his daughter Jessica and John T. B. Hoover. Smith and Hoover were both Confederate veterans who fought in the Civil War. On the back of the photograph a statement is [...]
Source: Shirley Kilpatrick Collection #10.1.d. Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo Description: U. S. Army Provost Marshal’s Office Pass No. 11382 was issued in Union-occupied New Orleans on 4 February 1863. It allowed John A. Miltz of New Orleans to travel from New Orleans to New York on the Steamer EMPIRE CITY. It is accompanied by Miltz’s oath [...]
Source: Elias Carr Papers, 1856-1910, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, #160 Staff Person: Brian Johnson Description: The receipts shown here are from taxes paid to the Government of the Confederate States in accordance with the provisions of the Act of Congress, “to lay taxes for the common defense, and carry on the Government of the Confederate [...]
Source: Richard Porson Paddison Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #327 Staff Person: Brian Johnson Description: The first image below is that of the cover of a songbook titled United Confederate Veterans Song Book, ca. 1890-1900, which contains many songs relating to the southern states prior to, during and after the Civil War. The second image [...]
Source: Guide to the Thomas Sparrow Papers, 1819-1872, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #1 Staff Person: Brian Johnson Description: The image below is correspondence written to Captain Thomas Sparrow of the Washington Grays by Dr. E. Warren on July 8, 1861. It is possible that Captain Sparrow never received the letter as he was imprisoned by [...]
Source: Sallie Joyner Davis Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #133 Staff Person: Brian Johnson Description: This image is from a collection that contains a letter (1916) from Colonel Fred A. Olds of the North Carolina Historical Commission to Miss Sallie Joyner Davis in which he proposes that East Carolina develop a historical collection. In order [...]