Civil War Miscellany, 1862-1865, 1978

Manuscript Collection #505

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Civil War Miscellany
    Creator: Applewhite, Laura Augusta Jordan
    Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company.
    Harper's Weekly.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Various unrelated items (1862-1865) concerning the Civil War including an oath of allegiance, Harper's Weekly lithographs, an Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company statement, a memoir written about fifty years after the war and transcribed in 1978, and copies of a letter and a circular.
    Extent: 1.302 Cubic feet, 9 items , consisting of a letter, a circular, a business statement, lithographs, and an oath of allegiance
  • Description
     

    Both items concern Civil War activities in North Carolina. The letter (April 1862) was written by a Union soldier of the Rhode Island Volunteers to his mother describing the successful bombardment of Fort Macon, including strategy and weapons used. Also included is a brief comment on Beaufort, N.C.

    The circular (July 1863) was issued by Brigadier General B. H. Robertson and was intended for regimental commanders. It pertains to the necessity of grazing horses at regulated hours and controlling their movements rather than allowing them to wander over fields.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    December 12, 1985, 2 items; Letter and circular (1862, 1863). Loaned for copying by Mr. David R. Pruette

    May 23,1990 (unprocessed addition 1), 1 item; Statement (1862) of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company. Donor: Mr. William C. Hatcher

    February 20,1997 (unprocessed addition 2), 1 item; Oath of allegiance by members of Capt. B. Hill's Brigade, taken at U.S. Forces Headquarters, Gunthersville, Alabama, May 16, 1865. Donor: Unknown

    February 20,1997 (unprocessed addition 3), 4 items; Water colored lithographs from Harper's Weekly (1862), contains scenes of Washington, Elizabeth City, and Kinston, N.C. Donor: Mr. Maury C. York

    October 30, 2012 (unprocessed addition 4), 1 item, 0.01 cubic foot; Photocopy of a transcript prepared in 1978 of “My Experiences in the Civil War” which was originally written by Laura Augusta Jordan-Applewhite (wife of John Thomas Applewhite) fifty years after the Civil War ended. She was living in Virginia during the war. Donor: James O. Roebuck

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of David R. Pruette
    Gift of William C. Hatcher
    Gift of Maury C. York
    Gift of James O. Roebuck

    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

    Civil War Miscellany (#505), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by L. Harris, January 1987

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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