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Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood Family Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-172
Scope and Contents

Papers of the Dr. T. F. Wood family of Wilmington, NC. Includes Dr. Woods's Civil War recollections, correspondence, writings of Dr. Edward Jenner Wood, and genealogy of the Wood family.

Dates: Undetermined

Edmund McCaffray Collection

Identifier: SC-MS-166
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence and documents by and about Civil War General Robert E. Lee, his wife Mary Custis Lee, his nephew Fitzhugh Lee, and additional Civil War contemporaries. Content varies from updates on medical care to military requests for promotions and reimbursements. It spans from the height of the war in 1863 to post-Reconstruction in 1885, and largely originates to and from Virginia, of where Robert E. Lee was in command. A selection of the letters focuses on his...
Dates: 1863-1885

Ellen Douglas Bellamy Journal

Identifier: SC-MS-067
Scope and Contents This collection consists entirely of photocopies of pages from a journal or school exercise book kept by Miss Ellen Douglas Bellamy during the Civil War. Some time later, possibly in the 1870s, the journal was used as a scrapbook and printed clippings were pasted over the handwritten text. The collection includes copies of pages both before and after clippings were stripped away.The later clippings are primarily selections from popular magazines and are characteristic of...
Dates: 1861-1863 (photocopies)

Emancipation Anniversary Sermon Collection

Identifier: SC-MS-366
Content Description This collection contains a sermon written around 1898 regarding 35 years of slavery emancipation, first initiated during the United States Civil War in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. The unidentified author speaks at length about the contemporary struggles of Black Americans--referred to in the sermon as "colored people," their contributions and representation throughout United States history and to civilization at large, and the responsibilities they...
Dates: circa 1898

Fort Caswell Telegraph Log

Identifier: SC-MS-138
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...
Dates: 1863 January-May

General William MacRae and Colonel Walker Taylor Biographies

Identifier: SC-MS-039
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the biographies of two prominent Wilmingtonians, General William MacRae and Colonel Walker Taylor. Both items are photocopies of the original. MacRae served with the Confederacy in the Civil War and worked as a civil engineer for the Macon and Brunswick Railroad. Taylor served as a community and civic leader, and in 1913, President Woodrow Wilson named him the U.S. Collector of Customs for the Wilmington Port.

Dates: Undated

Governor John W. Ellis Proclamation

Identifier: SC-MS-041
Scope and Contents

A copy of a rare broadside calling the North Carolina legislature into special session was issued by Gov. John W. Ellis on April 17, 1861. The session was called as a result of Abraham Lincoln's call to arms "for the invasion of the peaceful homes of the South....." Only one original is known to exist (according to the donor) from which this copy was made.

Dates: 1861 April 17 (photocopy)

High Family Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-048
Scope and Contents Thirteen xerographic copies of letters sent to James and Elizabeth Gore High of Whiteville, North Carolina are contained in this collection. The letters were sent to them by their sons Daniel Pinckney High (known as D.P. or Pink), John H. High, and William J. High during the Civil War. Letters were from Fort Caswell, Fort Fisher, and Camp Lamb near Wilmington, North Carolina. James High also received letters from family friends, William H. Best and William R. Richardson, both of...
Dates: 1861-1865 (photocopies)

Howell Family Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-062
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two copies of letters written from William Howell to Lawson Howell in October 1863; a copy of a letter from W.H. Spurlin to his cousins; a copy of a Company Muster Roll for Wm. M. Howell, 5 Regiment South Carolina State Troops; a copy of The Confederate States of America, Officers' Pay Account for Lieutenant W. Howell; copies of Furlough slips for Lawson Howell; and a copy of the Descriptive List and Account of Pay and Clothing for Lawson Howell.

Dates: 1863-1864 (photocopies)

James R. Womble Civil War Letter

Identifier: SC-MS-043
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter written by James R. Womble, a Confederate soldier, to his father, Thomas Womble. Womble was a laborer in Company A, 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Local Defense troops, of the Arsenal Guard. His letter is dated January 20, 1865. It was written from the City Courthouse of Wilmington and describes the fall of Fort Fisher.

Dates: 1865 January 20

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Blockade Running 2
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Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper 2
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Fort Caswell (N.C.) 1
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Fort Macon (N.C.) -- Siege, 1862 1
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 -- Personal narratives 1
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization, 1
Harper's weekly 1
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New Hanover County (N.C.) 1
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Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864 1
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World War, 1914-1918 1
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Yellow fever 1
artifacts (object genre) 1
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newspapers 1
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Wood, Thomas Fanning, 1841-1892 2
Armstrong, Edward Hall, 1841-1864 1
Armstrong, Thomas James, 1813-1877 1
Ashe, John Baptista, -1734 1
Ashe, Samuel A. (Samuel A'Court), 1840-1938 1
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Ashe, Samuel, 1725-1813 1
Ashe, William Shepperd, 1814-1862 1
Bellamy, Ellen Douglas, 1852-1946 1
Bemiss, S. M. (Samuel Merrifield), 1821-1884 1
Best, William H. 1
Block, Susan Taylor, 1951- 1
Boys' Brigade 1
Clark, James L., Captain (James Louis), 1840-1910 1
College of William and Mary 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Kentucky Infantry Regiment, 2nd 1
Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 18th 1
Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 1st 1
Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 38th 1
Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 51st 1
Davis, Joseph Jonathan 1
Ellis, John Willis, 1820-1861 1
Evans, Anchram Harris, 1838-1911 1
Evans, Elizabeth Robinson Kelly, 1844-1910 1
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894 1
Graham, Stephen, 1822-1900 1
Hanson, Roger Weightman, 1827-1863 1
High, Daniel Pinkney, 1843-1912 1
High, James, 1808-1876 1
High, John Homer 1
High, William J., 1842-1862 1
Hoke, William J. 1
Horton, George Moses, 1798?-approximately 1880 1
Howell family 1
Howell, Claude, 1915-1997 1
Howell, Laura M Harriss, 1836-1911 1
Howell, Lawson, 1833-1910 1
Howell, William H., 1826-1891 1
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 1
Jones, Wilbur D., 1934- 1
Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905 1
Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1807-1873 1
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 1
Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886 1
MacRae, William, 1834-1882 1
Macon and Brunswick Railroad Company 1
Manly, Charles, 1795-1871 1
McCarthy, Gerald, 1858-1915 1
North Carolina. Governor (1849-1851 : Manly) 1
North Carolina. Governor (1859-1861 : Ellis) 1
Prentice, George D. (George Denison), 1802-1870 1
Richardson, William R., 1823-1895 1
Seddon, James A. (James Alexander), 1815-1880 1
Spurlin, W. H. 1
Stuart, Jeb, 1833-1864 1
Walker, Taylor, 1864-1937 1
Walser, Richard, 1908-1988 1
Washington National Monument Society 1
Watson, James M 1
Wilson (Amanda Pollock), 1813-1888 1
Wilson, Willis, 1807-1860 1
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 1
Womble, James R. 1
Womble, Thomas 1
Wood, Edward J. (Edward Jenner), 1878-1928 1
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