Finding Aid: November/December 1989

The complete issue

Vol. XI, No. 3
(32 pages)

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Cover image
An ambrotype from the Ambrose Lee collection pictures Pvt. William Henry Lee of the 24th North Carolina Infantry and his wife, Betsy Massingell Lee.

Editor’s Desk (p. 1)
The editor thanks Greg Mast for all his work on this North Carolina issue, mentions a nine-part series about the Civil War to air on public television, and issues a call for help to stop development of hallowed ground connected to the Cedar Creek battlefield.

Mail Call (p. 3)
Letters to the editor include a research request, a comment about the Maryland Guard jackets, and an observation about the chevrons worn by one of the soldiers in the gallery of comrades in the last issue.

Passing in Review (pp. 4-5)
Six publications are mentioned: The Birth of Colorado: A Civil War Perspective (University of Oklahoma Press) by Duane A. Smith, Shamrock and Sword: The Saint Patrick’s Battalion in the U.S.-Mexican War (University of Oklahoma Press) by Robert Ryal Miller, The Gettysburg Cyclorama (Thomas Publications) by Dean S. Thomas, War Diary of Bvt. Brig. Gen. Joseph Stockton, 72nd Illinois Infantry Vols. (Conflict Publishing) and more.

Tar Heels! by Greg Mast (pp. 6-31)
A collection of 84 images of North Carolina soldiers is featured in this expanded survey. It is subdivided into the following sections: Introduction, First at Bethel, Colonels, Musicians, Cavalry, Families at War, Farthest to the Front at Gettysburg, Artillerymen, That Incomparable Infantry, Divided Loyalties, Tar Heels in the West and Last at Appomattox.

Uniforms & History by Michael J. McAfee (p. 32)
In “North Carolina Troops, 1861,” McAfee explains that contrary to the popular image of the ragged rebel soldier of the Confederate army, these volunteers was in fact often well-equipped and uniformed—at least early in the war. The narrative is illustrated with an unidentified ambrotype from the Herb Peck collection.

Sutlers’ Row (Inside back cover)

Back cover
Three images of North Carolina soldiers are displayed, including Capt. John Hambrick of the 13th Infantry, Pvt. Joseph Hammul Woods of the 27th Infantry and Pvt. James Nathan Morgan of the 5th Infantry.

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