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On March 29, 1862, the Reverend William R. G. Mellen, Chaplain of the 24th Massachusetts Regiment stationed in New Bern, wrote a personal letter to a minister friend. Mellen’s letter reflects his dedication to his ministry in time of war, and personal insight into life in New Bern.
In 1862, Rufus A. Soule joined the New Bedford City Guards and was assigned to Company E of the Third Regiment. Through a diary and 65 letters written to his wife Susan, Rufus gives a picture of the life of a Union soldier stationed in and around New Bern during the Civil War.
The New Bern Historical Society obtained a booklet on the yellow fever epidemic, written by W. S. Benjamin in 1864. Benjamin wrote details about victims of the epidemic, including their location, treatment, how they felt and coped with the fever, and how they died.