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Ellen Douglas Bellamy Journal

 Collection
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 sentimental...
Dates: 1861-1863 (photocopies)

Governor John W. Ellis Proclamation

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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)

Howell Family Papers

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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)

Joseph J. Davis and Family Private Papers

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Identifier: SC-MS-065
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of letters and notes from Joseph Jonathan Davis to his wife Katherine Elizabeth Shaw. Many of the letters in this collection are referenced in T.H. Pearce’s, They Fought: The Story of Franklin County Men in the Years 1861-1865. Davis’s letters to his wife discuss his experience during the Civil War regarding soldiers, living conditions, weather, etc. Many of his letters include requests to his wife for supplies and also...
Dates: 1862-1894 (photocopies)

Mrs. C.A. Council Letter

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Identifier: SC-MS-049
Overview Letter to Mrs. C.A. Council from her unnamed brother dated 17 February 1862. In the letter, Council's brother describes the location where his regiment is stationed during the Civil War.
Dates: 1862 February 17 (photocopy)

William J. Hoke Captain's Commission

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Identifier: SC-MS-012
Abstract This collection contains a commission for William J. Hoke as a Captain of the Southern Guards, a Rifle Company attached to the Seventieth Regiment, North Carolina Militia, on December 11, 1850. His commission was signed by North Carolina Governor Charles Manly and his private secretary, Andrew J. Terrill.
Dates: 1850