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MS 235 John B. Crenshaw Papers

Correspondence between Crenshaw and Friends (many from North Carolina) who were conscripted into the Confederate Army and sought help in gaining their release during the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865).

Transcription for Folder D

Correspondence, Folder D

D1
 

Vestal, Tilmon (Tilghmon), Archers Brigade, 14th Tennessee Regiment, 2-9-63, states his case initially, refers to an earlier unanswered letter.

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D2
 

Hare, William H., 1-5-63, concerns imprisonment of Joseph E. Fell in Castle Thunder, requests that Crenshaw find out his condition and aid him if necessary.

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D3
 

Vestal, Tilmon, Orange Court House, VA, 10-6-63, answers letter from Crenshaw, discusses whether to accept clothing from the government or not and whether to sell apples to soldiers.

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D4
 

Jackson, S.S., Raleigh, 10-14-63, cases of Enos A. Blair, two other Blairs and a Mr. Hodson. Also Joshua M. Davis, the latter a special case, a birthright Friend who had been disowned for attending a marriage contrary to discipline, but who maintained his beliefs. All of these men were from Randolph County.

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D5
 

Davis, Joshua M., 4th Regiment, Ramson's Brigade, Gordonsville, 10-19-63, asks Crenshaw's help in obtaining release.

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D6
 

Hockett, William, 10-23-63, concerns paying $500 fee for Himelius and Jesse Hockett (they had scruples about the payment of this fee).

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D7
 

Benbow, Jesse, Greensboro, 10-26-63, concerns payment of fee for Martin L. Cude.

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D8
 

Mendenhall, Nereus, Greensboro, 10-27-63, concerns Tilmon Vestal, requests that Vestal "go" on the conditions spoken of for the Hocketts. Discusses rightness of paying the fine.

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D9
 

Reece, Asenath H, West Chester, 10-29-63, letter to wives of Thomas and Jacob Hinshaw telling of their husbands removal to Indiana from Fort Delaware where they were lodged after being captured at Gettysburg. They were helped by Thomas Evans who also helped the Barkers and William Hockett.

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D10
 

Benbow, Jesse, Greensboro, 10-30-63, case of Martin L. Cude.

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D11
 

From camp near Culpepper, VA, 11-7-63, (very faded).

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D12
 

Harris, Jonathan, Plasket Farm, 11-13-63, tells of receiving discharge for Hocketts and Daniel Barker, refers to Reynolds case, money raised by subscription.

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D13
 

Cox, Elihu, New Salem, Randolph County, case of Jehu Reynolds, certificate prepared, sends fee, requests release, money raised by subscription.

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D14
 

Vestal, Tilmon, Orange C.H., VA, 11-16-63, refused duty, was court-martialed. Concerns getting "paid out" as the Hockett boys had done.

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D15
 

Vestal, Tilgham, "On the Way to Richmond", 11-18-63, thinks he's on his way to Castle Thunder, requests that Crenshaw take charge of his money.

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D16
 

Henshaw, David for John T. Nichols, Camp of 30th NC Troops near Morton's Ford, VA, 11-23-63, requests release.

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D17
 

Mendenhall, Delphina, Jamestown, 11-24-63, informs of arrival of Harriet Lane in Baltimore, expresses concern for Tilman Vestal, reports J. Cox has decided to stay at New Garden.

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D18
 

Hoover, John and Alfred, et. Al, petition on behalf of Nathan Winslow for release from military service; he volunteered but had a change of heart. A member of the Society of Friends. Signed by ten friends.

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D19
 

Jackson, S.S., Asheboro, 11-27-63, thanks for help in case of J. N. Davis.

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D20
 

Henley, David, Clerk, Back Creek Monthly Meeting, 11-27-63, certifies petition for Nathan Winslow, jr. is correct.

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D21
 

Mendenhall, Delphina, 11-27-63, wishes to buy greenbacks to allow Louisa Palmer to travel to New York, wants to know rate of exchange for Confededrate notes or North Carolina bank notes for Greenbacks and gold.

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D22
 

Winslow, S.S., Asheboro, 12-2-63, requests release for Nathan Winslow, Jr., promises payment of the money.

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D23
 

Worth, H.C., Greensboro, 12-21-63, informs of release of Jehu Reynolds and thanks Crenshaw for help. Refers to size of New Garden Boarding School for the session. Mentions suffering and poverty, looks for a hard winter.

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D24
 

Rush, A.G., 12-30-63, informs Crenshaw that he has been conscripted because he did not have receipt for the $500 he paid. Requests Crenshaw see the Secretary of War to obtain his release or a receipt.

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D25
 

Jackson, S.S., Asheboro, 12-22-63, refers to case of A.G. Rush, requests Crenshaw go to Quartermaster to get a duplicate receipt.

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D26
 

Hollowell, Thomas L., Dudley, NC, 12-23-63, concerns release of William W. Overman and refers to Thomas Kennedy, now in Indiana.

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