Columbia University
Typescript copies of letters from White to his wife; and other family letters, accounts, etc Copied from originals in the possession of Robert H. White, Dr. White's grandson. The copies were made as part of the Historical Records Survey. The ribbon copies have been edited with footnotes explanatory of certain points in the letters, and attached to the ribbon copy is a brief extract of the letter's content. Besides the original ribbon copy there are some carbons included
East Carolina University - Joyner Library
Collection includes correspondence, deeds, speeches, petitions, receipts and financial papers, legal and estate papers, relating to the Croom and connected families. Correspondence topics include frontier conditions in Illinois; diseases in Louisiana, visit of President James Buchanan to Chapel Hill; visits to the Siamese twins (Chang and Eng Bunker) in Surry County; life in Greensboro, N.C.; slavery; Hinton Rowan Helper; tenant farming and agricultural problems; rural life in eastern North Carolina; and various Civil War topics, such as camp life, life on the southern homefront, Union raids, deserters, the draft, and trade and commercial ventures during the war. Letters from Governor Jonathan Worth give his confidential views on the constitutional convention in 1867. Genealogical material contains a wide variety of material on the following and other related families: Blount, Bordeaux, Croom, Fearrington, Herring, Holloway, Ireland, Matchett, Mebane, Moore, Moseley, Newton, Pass, ... Read More
East Carolina University - Joyner Library
Collection consists mainly of 19th century deeds of the Bason and Price families of Rockingham County, N.C. Other land records include Alamance County, N.C., deeds; land grants from Rockingham and Guilford counties, N.C.; and land descriptions and plats. Other records concerning the Bason, Price, and related families include correspondence, wills, estate records, and financial records. Correspondence includes a letter from a Confederate soldier that describes life at Camp Ashe near Wilmington, N.C.; letters containing genealogical information on the Bason family of Rockingham County, N.C., and the Dishong family of Florida; letters from A.B. Gorrell & Son of the Farmers' Warehouse, Winston, N.C.; and letters regarding the Dishongs's agricultural pursuits in Tampa, Fla. The wills of Sarah Hays of Davidson County, N.C., and Arthur Hays of Rockingham County, N.C., contain genealogical information. Financial records concern land arbitration, the purchase of a slave, promissory obligation, ... Read More
East Carolina University - Joyner Library
Collection consists of correspondence, research materials, and professional files of Dr. William N. Still, Jr. Also includes manuscripts for "Confederate Shipbuilding" and "Iron Afloat"; correspondence, minutes, and memorandums of the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial Commission; North American Society for Oceanic History conference materials; and a muster roll (1862). Materials relate to the North Carolina shrimp, fishing, shipbuilding industries; marine archaeology; and maritime and naval history, especially concerning the United States Civil War and World War II
East Carolina University - Joyner Library
The collection contains several distinct groups of unrelated papers, the principal group being the records and correspondence of a local klavern of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Northampton and Bertie counties, N.C. Material consists of correspondence between klansmen and others, membership applications and lists, receipts for dues and other fees, official bulletins, bylaws, a ritual, quarterly reports on funds and membership, invoices for equipment, and a cash book. Of particular interest are letters to the "Klavern" expressing appreciation for financial aid, mention of a "Junior Ku Klux Klan," and a "non-violence" statement by the North Carolina "Imperial Representative." Other materials include the Oliver H. Allen papers, which consist of correspondence from Henry G. Connor and Alfred M. Waddell; business correspondence and financial papers of Bethel merchant Guilford Andrews; a letter from William H. Macomb, a naval lieutenant, to Rear Admiral Andrew H. Foote, commander and ... Read More
East Carolina University - Joyner Library
The most important item is von Eberstein's memoir, which gives the history of his family, of English and German aristocracy, and details his life as a mariner aboard the merchantman Chief of the British East India Company and other ships. He became a merchant in Chocowinity, N.C. and later enlisted in Captain Thomas Sparrow's "Washington Grays," Co. A, 7th N.C. Infantry Regiment, and was transferred to Beacon Island, where describes duty and camp life. Later he administered ordnance stores at Tarboro, N.C.and transferred to the 61st N.C. Infantry Regiment. He describes military operations on James Island, Sullivan's Island, Fort Sumter, and Morris Island during the summer of 1863. Additional photocopies in the transcript relate to von Eberstein's Confederate service. Other papers include manuscripts in French and German, von Eberstein's commission as captain in the N.C. militia, legal papers in old German script, correspondence, and a German publication on the von Eberstein family
East Carolina University - Joyner Library
Correspondence contains letters from Jesse Hill of Davidson County, N.C., to his wife, Emoline Hill, written from various camps in North Carolina and Virginia (Kinston, Wainsborough [Waynesboro], Stanton, Newmarket, and Petersburg). He describes the conditions of health and welfare of the members of his company; pillaging during a scouting mission near Kinston, N.C.; life behind breastworks among the bullets of Union snipers; and the lack of food. He contemplates desertion; laments the continuance of the war; reports that only ten men remained in his company in October, 1864; and remarks that he has not received pay since entering the service. Letters also discuss topics of a non-military nature, such as farm crops, mortgage, problems with neighbors, danger from lawless bands, finances, and food
East Carolina University - Joyner Library
Diaries primarily reflect Clarissa Phelps Hanks's religious views and show how religion played a part in her everyday life. Diaries also contain references to the Civil War in the New Bern area in 1862 and 1864. Mrs. Hanks fears a naval attack by the "Hessions" and describes a storm that damaged Union vessels. She also mentions the capture of New Bern by the Union Army and its effect on the New Bern population, as well as the yellow fever epidemic in New Bern
East Carolina University - Joyner Library
The letter (September 15, 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
East Carolina University - Joyner Library
Correspondence for the Civil War period is written by several Confederate soldiers located in New Bern, Raleigh, Wilmington, Richmond, Petersburg, and Charleston in which comments touch upon camp life, battles, attitudes toward officers, and Union activities in eastern North Carolina. Letters (1883-1885) from relatives in the Southern states of Tennessee, Texas, and Alabama describe living conditions, crops, and weather conditions in those states. Of particular significance are materials related to public education in Pitt County, which include: Public School Registers, a School Committeemen's Book, two North Carolina Teacher Certificates, and general school information and statistics. Also of importance are letters (1886-1894) pertaining to the operation of Ellis Carriage Works in Kinston. Information concerns the financial condition of the business, indebtedness, prices of carriages, and competition with Hackney buggies, which were sold in the same town. Other materials include: ... Read More

CAN WE HELP?

Fewer matches Find records where your search terms are within 4 words of each other
Exact matches Find records that match "event:american civil war" exactly.
More matches Find records that include "event:american" or "civil" or "war".