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1 Title:   Sarah Hunt letter  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hunt, Sarah  
  Dates:   1862 February 14  
A letter from Sarah Hunt, addressed to "my dear son" and dated "Riedmont, Feb. 14, 1862." The letter states that Sarah Hunt sent $65, which is all the money she could raise. She hopes that this will pay his and William's board bill and bring them home, and says that "this war is a terrible affair on mothers." She also suggests selling their "notes" in Richmond because "... the Brokers in Richmond are paying a premium for New York funds..."
  Identifier:   ms877  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Labor ledger of the 1st Division Quartermaster, 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hargrett Library  
  Dates:   1864 December  
This collection contains a ledger of laborers hired to work for the 1st Division Quartermasters, compiled by Captain Keating Simons, Jr. serving as Acting Commisary General of Subsistence. Names, occupations, compensation and pay are noted. Included are Federal prisoners who have taken the oath, named as George Holland, John Smith, James Redmond, Dominick Kelly; and Freedmen named Richmond, Zachariah, Ezekiel, and James. Enslaved people are listed as well as their owners, including Julius, cattle driver (E.C. Keckerly); Daniel, butcher (D.H. Silcox); George, cooper (K.L. Simons), Paul, cattle boy (Mrs. Gadsden); Joe, laborer (Mrs. Mays); Aaron, laborer (Joshua Ward); Dock, laborer (Mrs. McPherson); Ben, butcher (J.W. Harrison); Robert, butcher (W.L. Webb); and Porter, laborer (J.A. Enslow).
  Identifier:   ms4445  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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