John N. Whitford Paper, 1864

Manuscript Collection #50

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: John N. Whitford Paper
    Creator: Whitford, John N.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Letter (1864) from commander of the 67th Regiment N.C. Infantry requesting a father to send his sons back to the regiment.
    Extent: 0.108 Cubic feet, 1 item, consisting of a letter.
  • Description
     

    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.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    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.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

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

    Acquisition Information

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    John N. Whitford Paper (#50), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon, May 1968

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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