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Camp near Richmond, August 5, 1861
Camp near Richmond, Aug: 5th 1861 Dearest Eliza I am officer of the day today and in expectation rather than having a certainty of leaving tomorrow for Manassas. I hoped to find time to write you quite a long letter … Continue reading
Hotel Fire! Portsmouth, Virginia, 1859
Macon House Jan: 16th 1859 Dear Eliza As you will rather expect to hear from me tomorrow evening, and as also events occurring around me since I left you enable me to scribble off a long & interesting letter, I … Continue reading
Slave list, 1860
See Slave Lists for transcriptions, photo credits, Edenton slave baptisms, 1850 slave lists, 1846 slave lists, Gabriel Johnston slave estate, Thomas King’s slaves, and African American slave families in antebellum Edenton.
Old Valentine Again, 1848
~~~ Old Valentine again has come – With joy to most, tho’ grief to some; And we who are young and gay should be, Free to receive him merrily.
Harveys Neck March 28th 1846 My dear Miss Eliza— On the 25th of last month I wrote to you, and I cannot think that you would have permitted so long a time to pass without answering, if you had received, … Continue reading
Young Love in the Old South
In the early spring of 1841, thirteen-year-old Eliza Fisk Harwood of Williamsburg, Virginia, wrote a letter to her friend Tristrim “Trim” Skinner so crammed with news that it was practically unreadable. What she considered to be her most important news, … Continue reading
“General Harrison is certainly dead,” April 5, 1841
Williamsburg April 5th 1841 [Tazewell Hall] Conscience, my dear friend has severely reproved for thus neglecting to answer your truly welcome letter, and I sincerely hope that you will not think the phrase “out of sight, out of mind” applicable … Continue reading
Camp at Fair Oaks, June 5, 1862
Camp on last Saturday’s battlefield – June 5th 1862 My dearest Wife I know that you have felt very anxious about me on account of not hearing from me since mine of Sunday morning, but I recollect having written you … Continue reading