Fort Caswell Telegraph Log
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a log of telegraphs sent from Smithville (Southport), Fort Caswell, and Wilmington, North Carolina from January 1863 through May 1863. These telegraphs reveal food shortages, lack of supplies, and war updates involving the Confederacy, primarily in these three North Carolina forts. Battles were not being fought at these forts during these dates, but it is possible to understand from this document what conditions were like and how the armies responded to successes and frustrations.
- 1863 January-May
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Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
.2 Linear Feet (Contains 1 document box)
The telegraph log was purchased from Historical Americana on May 11, 1998. Additional pages were donated by Tom Broadfoot on May 13, 1998.
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- Fort Caswell Telegraph Log
- Melissa L. Blake
- 1998 June 09
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