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19779
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Reprint of letters written by Congressman Lawrence O'Bryan Branch mostly to his wife Nancy Hayward Branch (nee Blount) shed light on his personality, family relations, congressional career, and accounts of social life in Washington, DC. An account of President Buchanan's visit to North Carolina in 1859 and on sectionalist political issues being faced by the Union are also included. Newsome's introduction includes biographical information and details of Branch's death at Antietam as well as background information on the state of political issues leading up to the time of Branch's writing.
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36145
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His memories lasted for the war’s duration, from his enlistment at 17 to release from service in July 1865. His military service included the Battle of New Bern (1862); encampment at Goldsboro; imprisonments at Fort Delaware and Point Lookout. Alluded was how religion and humor helped to soften the otherwise hard experience of combat. Harshness not hinted were the economic fallout of Reconstruction for the South and life on his family’s plantation.
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36136
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The Union Army’s success in capturing New Bern in 1862 involved famous military men such as General Ambrose Burnside. The Confederate general presiding over the troop for this famous battle was Lawrence Branch. The latter, though perhaps lesser known in history books, was celebrated as equally important through the CSA monument in Cedar Grove Cemetery.