11/28/2023: part 2 of 3 of the Dugald Hammonds saga
11/20/2023: part 1 of 3 of the tale of Dugald Hammonds, who was sentenced to death for something he said
10/21/2023: Wrote article about the “rations row” in November, 1864, when the 31st North Carolina rioted because of poor rations.
10/8/2023: posted summary of an inspection report from 8/31/1863.
9/30/2023: Added Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Guards muster rolls to Download Page. Completed posting materials gathered during my trip to the NC State Archives.
9/17/2023: second post about guarding the Wappoo Cut bridge. This time, Lt. Charles Guy gets arrested.
9/10/2023: posted story about the issues the 51st North Carolina faced while guarding the Wappoo Cut bridge in Charleston
9/3/2023: added article about Private Joel Atwood’s arrest in Charleston
8/27/2023: published height data for the Fifty-First’s soldiers.
8/20/2023: posted an article about the daily prayer required at Camp Mangum
8/13/2023: Added hometowns for Claiborne Fields and Charles Weaver; added gravesites for William Caison, Sabastion Crossland, John W. Jackson, Monk Jackson, Hector McEachern, Thomas Walters, and Franklin Yopp; updated service records for Samuel Browning, William Caison, Claiborne Fields, John Hussey, Monk Jackson, and Thomas Walters; added two new sources to References.
7/30/2023: posted letter from Henry Rockwell concerning John G. Hall; added James F. Byrd’s, James F. Ennis’ and Moses B. Farmer’s hometowns
7/9/2023: updated 35 service records.
6/25/2023: New article: Payton Mathis applied for a pension three times before he got one.
6/18/2023: post about the esteemed citizens of Clinton, NC trying to get their shoemaker sent back home
6/11/2023: Post about equipping the new companies
6/4/2023: Scan of a requisition for food for the regiment and a report of spoiled meat that was condemned.
5/28/2023: Posted a transcript of Private Alman Jacson’s recollections of his time with the 51st North Carolina.
5/21/2023: Scan of receipt for Enfield rifles signed by Colonel Cantwell.
5/15/2023: Posted two dispatches sent by Colonel McKethan at Charleston in July 1863.
5/7/2023: Posted the third and final part of the series about the feud between Hector McKethan and William Allen
4/29/2023: Posted Part 2 of the three-part series about the feuding between Major McKethan and Lt. Co. Allen
4/24/2023: Began a three-part series on the feud between William Alle and Hector McKethan.
4/16/2023: Post about the service of Private Lewis Smith, who enlisted, received a conditional discharge, then enlisted again.
4/9/2023: Find of the Week: photo of a petition signed by the officers of the Fifty-First, requesting Reverend Colin Shaw as the regiment’s chaplain.
4/2/2023: Posted a scanned image of Private William Adams’ pay voucher. This is the first in a series of the Find-of-the-Week articles. A new item will be posted every week while I sort through the mountain of new information I now have access to.
3/21/2023: Updated service records for William Batten, Archibald Baxley, Samuel Chinnis, John Hall, Marsden King, Samuel Stanford, David Summerlin, John Summerlin, Levi Summerlin, and Alfred Walter.
3/15/2023: Updated the Evans’ letters post and the regiment’s Chronology page.
Based on a casualty list in the Wilmington Journal of June 16, 1864, updated service records for John Brooks, Isham Cribb, James Fields, Coval FormyDuval, John Ganus, William Huggins, Delancy Jernigan, David J. Jones, James Meares, Saunders Millican, William Penny, William J. Penny, Daniel Pierce, Daniel Prince, James Shepherd, John Sibbett, and Wiley Taylor.
2/5/2023: Added post summarizing information contained in the Anchram and Elizabeth Evans letters. Updated service records for Anchram, Jacob and John Evans. Click HERE to read the post.
1/5/2023: published article containing summaries of letters written by Private John J. Wilson, Company B. Click HERE to read the post.