Papers (1859-1898) of Johnston County family, including correspondence relating to the election of 1860, conditions in Petersburg and Richmond, Va., in December 1862, the Battle of Fredricksburg and the Union raid on Mount Olive, N.C., agricultural conditions in North Carolina and Indiana; a crop lien, etc.
Correspondence includes an 1860 letter from Indiana describing weather, prices, and land values in several of the midwestern states and commenting on the election of Lincoln as president. The only other letter is written from Petersburg, Virginia, in December of 1962. It tells of the situation around Richmond and Fredericksburg and gives casualty figures for the Fredericksburg battle. The letter also comments on the rumor of a Union raid on Mount Olive, N.C., which resulted in the burning of the town and destruction of railroad and telegraph lines.
Other material consists of a cure for rattlesnake and mad-dog bites, an oath of allegiance to the U.S. government (1865), auction list for the personal property of John D. Dunn (1859), a crop lien, election judge appointment, receipt, prayer, essay, and two poems.
Loaned by Mr. Michael Johnson
Processed by D. Lennon
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