John N. Whitford Paper

February 6, 1905
Manuscript Collection #50
Whitford, John N.
Physical description
0.108 Cubic Feet, 1 item, consisting of a letter.
Preferred Citation
John N. Whitford Paper (#50), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Letter (1864) from commander of the 67th Regiment N.C. Infantry requesting a father to send his sons back to the regiment.

Biographical/historical information

Colonel John N. Whitford was commander of the 67th Regiment N.C. Infantry, formerly Whitford's Battalion of N.C. Partisan Rangers, which served in a number of actions around New Bern and Plymouth, N.C., prior to the year 1864. Subsequent to its formation into a regiment, Whitford's command took part in General Hoke's attack on New Bern in late April 1864, and later in the evacuation of Plymouth and Washington, N.C. (October 1864). The last significant action of the 67th Regiment was at the Battle of Bentonville, 20-21 March 1865. After Bentonville, Whitford's troops staged a series of successful raids behind Federal lines. The 67th was a North Carolina regiment and thus was never mustered into Confederate service. Its officers and men were predominantly from eastern counties of the state.

Scope and arrangement

The letter (15 September 1864) from Colonel Whitford exhorts Mr. Jesse Jones of Core Creek, N.C., to persuade his sons to return to their company in the regiment under the conditions of a general pardon.

Administrative information
Custodial History

March 18, 1968, 1 item; Letter of Whitford to Jesse Jones. Transferred from J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University.

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon, May 1968

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Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Whitford, John N. (John Nathaniel), 1835-1890--Correspondence
Corporate Names
Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 67th
Lenoir County (N.C.)--History, Military
North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Desertions