Box Small Collections Box 15
Contains 76 Results:
A letter from Norfleet Smith, 1st Lieut., Co “G”, 3rd N.C. Cavalry, Barringer’s Brigade to Major Brien, near Petersburg, Va. He requests 12 hour leave of absence to visit Petersburg to attend to business matters. He is including a note granting permission by order of Lt. Col. Moore, signed by L.S. Warren.
A list of 217 persons enslaved by Mark Alexander Senior of Mecklenburg County, Va., on the day of the surrender of the Army of Virginia by Gen. Robert E. Lee, giving names, ages, sex, and occupations.
Cassimere writes of bathing and the system of water and pipes. He describes the infantry's barracks, artillery leaving for Washington, D.C., the city, and Hudson River. He tells of a court martial, fight in town, and drilling exercise where men left formation when asked "to form on fours." He advises his brother, "I want you to be a man in every respect, a man that is a Man is the noblest work of God."
Cassimere writes how he woke sleeping sentries, but didn't report them, even though a risk to his post. A large Balloon passes over camp. A comrade died during the night from measles. "I have been strutting around camp with a new carbine..." He tells about the sachel he sent home.
Note on top of letter: "Please do not let anyone see this." Cassimere writes of his drilling exercises. He was sick and got medicine, but threw it away so he could "die a natural death." A comrade gave him coal and molasses. He describes Description of cooking utensils and cooking in his tent.