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Collection Number: 03732

Collection Title: W.A. Day Book of Recollections and Miscellany, 1935.

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Size 1 volume (255 pages).
Abstract MICROFILM ONLY. Recollections by W.A. Day of Catawba County, N.C., concerning his Civil War experiences with the 49th North Carolina Regiment in Virginia, in Winder Hospital in Richmond, and in prison at Point Lookout, Md. Included is discussion of Day's feelings when he, as a prisoner at Point Lookout, heard of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and discussion of Christmas during the war. Also included are anecdotes of Reconstruction in Catawba County, with notes about the Ku-Klux Klan; the history of Rehoboth Methodist Church in Catawba County; and other material.
Creator Day, W. A. (William Albertus), 1844-1937.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the W.A. Day Book of Recollections and Miscellany, #3732, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Location of Originals
Original returned to private owner in 1966.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A more complete finding aid for this collection is available at the Southern Historical Collection.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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MICROFILM ONLY. Recollections by W.A. Day of Catawba County, N.C., concerning his Civil War experiences with the 49th North Carolina Regiment in Virginia, in Winder Hospital in Richmond, and in prison at Point Lookout, Md. Included is discussion of Day's feelings when he, as a prisoner at Point Lookout, heard of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and discussion of Christmas during the war. Also included are anecdotes of Reconstruction in Catawba County, with notes about the Ku-Klux Klan; the history of Rehoboth Methodist Church in Catawba County; and other material.

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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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