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William Beavans diary and letters, 1861-1864.

Author: William Beavans
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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William Beavans's diary, January 1861-July 1864, which includes intermittent entries written at home in Halifax County, N.C., and during the Civil War while campaigning in Virginia with the 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment in 1861, and with the 43rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 1862-1864. The diary documents weather, reading, drilling, troop movements, and other matters, and includes drafts of love letters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Diaries
Personal narratives, Confederate
Named Person: William Beavans
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William Beavans
OCLC Number: 24576984
Notes: In the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#3244-z).
Description: 5 items.
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William Beavans's diary, January 1861-July 1864, which includes intermittent entries written at home in Halifax County, N.C., and during the Civil War while campaigning in Virginia with the 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment in 1861, and with the 43rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 1862-1864. The diary documents weather, reading, drilling, troop movements, and other matters, and includes drafts of love letters and poems; remarks about the women Beavans courted; and memoranda regarding ordnance, mess accounts, and finances. Also included are a letter to Maggie Beavans, Beavans's sister, commenting on the conscript law, measles, and camp life, and two letters of Maggie and her friend Fannie regarding friends, relatives, and sweethearts killed in the war.

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