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for The Palace Vol. 7 Issue 2, Winter 2007
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Scholars of nineteen century African American history face the challenges of finding first-person accounts; they therefore rely on peripheral sources such as the correspondences of Private Henry A. Clapp who was stationed in New Bern from 1862-1863. Clapp provides detailed accounts of Sylvia and Mary Jane Conner, two New Bern African American women that changed Clapp's perceptions on slavery.
Tryon Palace has recently acquired the small likeness of a Confederate soldier for its growing collection of Civil War artifacts. The portrait has been identified as George Stanley Dewey of Craven County.