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Ellen Douglas Bellamy Journal
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)
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...
Dates: 1863 January-May
General William MacRae and Colonel Walker Taylor Biographies
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.
- Wilmington (N.C.) -- History -- Sources 2
- Confederate States of America -- History -- Sources 1
- Fort Caswell (N.C.) 1
- Railroads -- North Carolina -- Wilmington -- History 1
- Telegraph 1
- Bellamy, Ellen Douglas, 1852-1946 1
- Block, Susan Taylor, 1951- 1
- Boys' Brigade 1
- MacRae, William, 1834-1882 1
- Macon and Brunswick Railroad Company 1