Collection (1859-1895) consisting of correspondence, a certificate, a newspaper and an financial account.
Correspondence in this collection covers the years 1859 to 1865 and contains several items of interest. In one letter (27 January 1863), Oscar Wooten, a member of Co. E., 55th Regiment of N.C. Troops, reflects upon conditions at Camp French near Wilmington, N.C., and describes his effort to locate a wounded comrade at the hospital. In another letter (11 October 1864), R. S. May requests blankets and wine not available at Winder Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, where he is a patient. Finally there are two letters (7 January and 21 March 1865) written by Elisha C. Johnson of Johnson's Mill (Pitt County, N.C.) and covering a variety of topics. Reference is made to the economic situation, milling operations, school, the labor situation, and Union control of the Neuse River from New Bern to Kinston.
Also included in the collection is a copy of the Berea (N.C.) Hash (October 1895); a certificate (15 February 1859) making Allen Johnson the postmaster at Johnson's Mill; and financial accounts (24 March 1891) from a general store in Johnson's Mill.
Loaned by Mrs. Tom W. Johnson
Processed by R. Weaver, February 1971
Encoded by Apex Data Services
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