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Collection Number: 05425-z

Collection Title: Kindred Reeves Civil War Reminiscence, 1907

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This collection was processed with support from Elizabeth Moore Ruffin.

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Abstract Kindred (Jackie) Reeves, born 22 April 1847 in Haywood County, N.C., began his military career on 30 April 1864 when he enlisted as a private in Company C, 1st Battalion North Carolina Junior Reserves (also referred to as the 9th Battalion North Carolina Junior Reserves). He was later promoted to sergeant and sent to Goldsboro, N.C., to be transferred to regular service as a member of Clingman's Brigade. His military service included action in Wilmington, N.C.; Weldon, N.C.; Bellefield, Va.; Petersburg, Va.; Tarboro, N.C.; and Goldsboro, N.C. The collection consists of a handwritten Civil War reminiscence, 1907, of Kindred Reeves, including the "campaign and the intense excitement of the secession advocates" before the war; his family's reaction to seeing the eldest boy off to war; and his service during the war, including the guarding and treatment of northern prisoners and the attack on Fort Fisher, N.C.
Creator Reeves, Kindred, b. 1847.
Language English
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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 Kindred Reeves Civil War Reminiscence #5425-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Myron Lenoir Moore Jr. of Lenoir, N.C., in May 2009 (Acc. 101109).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Kindred (Jackie) Reeves, born 22 April 1847 in Haywood County, N.C., began his military career on 30 April 1864, just eight days after his 17th birthday, when he enlisted as a private in Company C, 1st Battalion North Carolina Junior Reserves (also referred to as the 9th Battalion North Carolina Junior Reserves). He was later promoted to sergeant and sent to Goldsboro, N.C., to be transferred to regular service as a member of Clingman's Brigade. His military service included action in Wilmington, N.C.; Weldon, N.C.; Bellefield, Va.; Petersburg, Va.; Tarboro, N.C.; and Goldsboro, N.C. According to the reminiscence, Reeves's father, Kindred Reeves, was one of the first in his town to declare himself a secessionist and the Reeves family, sympathetic to the Confederacy, offered room and board to passing soldiers at a low price or free of charge.

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The collection consists of a handwritten Civil War reminiscences, 1907, of Kindred Reeves, including the "campaign and the intense excitement of the secession advocates" before the war; his family's reaction to seeing the eldest boy off to war; and his service during the war, including the guarding and treatment of northern prisoners and the attack on Fort Fisher, N.C.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Kiley Orchard, May 2010

Encoded by: Kiley Orchard, May 2010

This collection was processed with support from Elizabeth Moore Ruffin.

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