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Benedict/Wickham Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-25
Scope and Contents The collection includes two Civil War letters; transcripts of Civil War letters of Dr. David Benedict to his wife, Hattie Deaver, with a summary and commentary on the letters; the memoirs of Lucy Preston Wickham (1814-1897), as written by her daughter, Catherine Wickham Christian (1838-1902); and a family genealogy as published in the Firelands Pioneer by the Firelands Historical Society of Norwalk, Ohio.
Dates: 1862 - 1960

Bolard Moore Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-33
Content Description The collection consists of photocopies of letters of Captain J. L. Phillips in communications with his sister and others. The letters discuss the Civil War. There is also a letter to a doctor (?) with the Confederacy in which Phillips requests an examination to be discharged and in which he goes into great detail about a wound he received in a battle near Marietta, Georgia.
Dates: 1862 - 1876

Burum Diary Collection

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Identifier: SM 83-06
Content Description Absalom Joshua Burum, a native of Tennessee, joined the Thomas Legion in 1862 as first sergeant, and fought beside Col. William Stringfield's contingent of the Legion for two and a half years. Of the 2,500 men who served in Legion, Burum was to stay with it almost to the last. Although his diary contains mostly weather reports, it also tracks the Legion's movements for 1864. In addition to the diary, the collection contains a typed transcript of the diary, a letter from Burum to his fiance, a...
Dates: 1864 - 1865

Cullowhee State Normal School Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-52
Content Description The collection consists of a fragment of an unpublished -- and probably unfinished -- history of Cullowhee State Normal School (later Western Carolina University) by E.H. Stillwell, professor of history at Western Carolina from 1903-1947. Stillwell was also an 1899 graduate of the school.Only Chapter I, the "Background Sketch" survives, and discusses the history of the Cullowhee area from Rutherford's 1776 campaign against the Cherokee Indians until 1888, the year Cullowhee High...
Dates: 1939

Edmonston / Kelly Families Papers

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Identifier: MSS 95-5
Content Description Correspondence (c. 1860-1865) of the Edmonston and Kelly families, particularly letters from R.P. Kelly, Ben Edmonston, and T.B. Edmonston -- serving as soldiers in the Civil War -- to family members in Haywood County, North Carolina, notably Dorothy Edmonston Kelly; additional correspondents include Maggie Edmonston and A. MacDowell. Also included are photographs and supporting research on the families and the individual items in the collection.
Dates: 1860 - 1865

George Job Huntley Papers

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Identifier: MSS 95-10
Content Description The collection contains forty-five (45) letters written by George Job Huntley during his service in the Confederate army.
Dates: 1861 - 1863

Higdon Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-56
Content Description William Hoffman Higdon (1816-1903) was born in Madison County, but raised in the Caney Fork section of Jackson County, N.C.; he later moved to Macon County. He served in the Home Guard during the Civil War, and was subsequently known as Major Higdon. The collection contains a biography of Higdon, and correspondence of Thomas Bragg Higdon, his wife Pattie Rich Higdon, and her brother Samuel L. Rich. The correspondence concerns family matters. There are photographs of Major Higdon and other...
Dates: 1816 - 1901

Jesse R. Siler Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-50
Content Description The collection consists of photocopies of letters, journals and a diary. The correspondence consists of love letters between Harriet and Jesse R. Siler, written when he was traveling. Of note, is an 1836 letter in which Siler recounts a meeting with the "Old President", assumed to be Andrew Jackson. Mention is made in the same letter of "Calhoun," which could be John C. Calhoun, the former vice-president under Jackson. The first letter is dated 1816 was signed by Robert B. Vance of Buncombe...
Dates: 1816 - 1889

Lewis J. Smith Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-43
Content Description Lewis J. Smith (1843-1901) was born in Haywood County, NC. He served as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. After the war, Smith settled in the East LaPorte and Cullowhee area of Jackson County, NC. He was a member of the first Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University, then known as Cullowhee High School and later Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School. He served in the North Carolina Senate (1889).The collection concerns the Smith and McGuire families. ...
Dates: 1857 - 1938

Major Wiley Parris Civil War Letters

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Identifier: SM 00-12
Content Description M. W. [Major Wiley] Parris of Jackson County, North Carolina, was 37 when he enlisted in May, 1861, and became a private in the North Carolina 25th Infantry Regiment, Company B. The three letters presented here are to his wife, Jane Parris. Less than two weeks after his letter of July 3, 1862, he was discharged “by reason of being over age” (North Carolina Troops, vol. 7, p. 376). The Federal Census of 1860 for Jackson County, North Carolina, lists an M.W. Parris, age 36, and Jane Parris,...
Dates: 1862

McKee & Dills Families

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Identifier: MSS 12-01
Content Description The collection contains materials concerning the McKee, Dills, and related families, of western North Carolina, chiefly Jackson County, NC. Of note are several Civil War letters; a Certificate of Promotion to Second Lieutenant for C.S. Buchanan, July 26, 1863; and state of North Carolina Confederate currency.
Dates: Non-inclusive

Moore Civil War Letters

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Identifier: SM 85-06
Content Description The collection contains photocopies of two letters:(1) From John Parker Moore and Andrew Jackson Moore, serving in the Confederate armed forces, to their brother Abraham Moore of Ellijay Community (near Franklin), North Carolina. Abraham Moore is sick at home. The letter is addressed from Mobile, Alabama.(2) From Abraham Moore and Andrew Jackson Moore to their father Abraham Moore, Sr., from their camp. All the people involved in this correspondence survived the war and...
Dates: 1862 - 1864

Ninian Edmonston Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-11
Content Description Ninian Edmonston (1789-1868) was a citizen of Haywood County, NC. He became a surveyor early in life, and assisted, at the age of nineteen, in surveying the boundary line between Buncombe County, NC, and Haywood County, NC. He served as sheriff of Haywood County for four years. He also served in both the North Carolina Senate and House of Commons (1821-1835), ultimately serving nine terms. Most of the correspondence is from relatives of Edmonston who settled in the Midwest. ...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1770 - 1882

Samuel Wilson Love Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-39
Content Description Photocopy of a diary of a Civil War soldier, Samuel W. Love, a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, who served in Company B of the 28th Regiment of the North Carolina Volunteers. The diary describes the fighting, the wounds he received, and the company. A list of company members is included.
Dates: 1861 - 1862

Thomas W. Moore Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-05
Content Description Correspondence between Civil War soldiers in DeKalb County, Alabama, and their families in Cleveland County, Tennessee. There are also bills and receipts from the same period, and two school attendance records (1862).
Dates: 1837 - 1865

Vera E. Taylor

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Identifier: SM 80-02
Content Description The collection contains a photocopy of a booklet, The Battle of Fort Sumter and First Victory of the Southern Troops, April 13, 1861, published in Charleston, SC, in 1861. This account of the Fort Sumter affair is chiefly a compilation of reports by Charleston newspapers. The book is thirty-two pages in length and contains, in addition to an account of the battle, a description of Fort Sumter and the official correspondence of the Confederate command.The second item in the...
Dates: 1861 - 1862

Webb Garrison Collection

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Identifier: MSS 95-8
Content Description Webb Garrison is the author of a variety of books on the Civil War. The collection includes the author's manuscripts, revised and/or corrected pages, galleys and/or page proofs, jacket art, correspondence, editorials, reviews, lists of illustrations, personal computer disks, and accompanying materials. Works featured include: • Atlanta and the War (1995) • Civil War Curiosities(1994) • The Lincoln No One Knows (1993) • A Treasury of Ohio Tales (1993) • Why You Say It (1992) • Civil War Trivia...
Dates: 1992 - 1996

William Bryant Carden Civil War Letter

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Identifier: SM 02-03
Contents Civil War letter of William Bryant Carden (also Cardin), dated October 6, 1861 (beginning of letter) and October 7, 1861 (end of letter), from Camp Lee, Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia).
Dates: 1861-10-06 - 1861-10-07

William Williams Stringfield Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-06
Scope and Contents William Williams Stringfield (1837-1923) was born in Nashville, TN. He was the son of Thomas Stringfield, a minister and the editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate. Thomas Stringfield served as a chaplain in Andrew Jackson's army. He eventually settled in Strawberry Plains, TN, where he founded and served as the first president of a small college. He died in 1858. It was at Strawberry Plains that William Williams Stringfield spent most of his youth.When the Civil War...
Dates: 1801 - 1968