Posted By:Dave Frederick
Subject:new information ?
Post Date:January 30, 2003 at 15:33:28
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I am not sure this is new information.....thought I'd send this on.


More than two hundred previously unpublished Civil War letters are now available in a new book from the North Carolina Division of Archives and History. Written by John A. Hedrick, who was the U.S. Treasury Department collector for the port of Beaufort, these letters provide a unique, compelling look at day-to-day life in Union-occupied eastern North Carolina.

Edited by Judkin Browning and Michael Thomas Smith, Letters from a North Carolina Unionist: John A. Hedrick to Benjamin S. Hedrick, 1862-1865 , contains one of the largest collections of correspondence by a Southern Unionist still in existence. Hedrick's letters are one of the longest unbroken chains of civilian letters written from Union-held North Carolina.

John Hedrick arrived in Beaufort in June 1862, less than three months after Union troops captured the town, and remained there until the war's end. His letters are addressed to his brother Benjamin,............"

"North Carolina publishes letters of a Southern Unionist"
Another site with information on the new book is at


Here is a page I have not seen before......"Southern Yankees" ( off the 9th Kentucky USA) There is a good Bibliography at the end.

Yesterday's Gallery...Rare Books and Prints

DE LEON, T. C. John Holden Unionist. New York: G. W. Dillingham Co. (1910). Early or First Edition. Illustrations by Charles Corwin and Charles Edward Boutwood. Novel of Southern Unionist bandits of the Civil War and interesting topic for a novel not often found in Civil War literature. This title was copyrighted by the Price-McGill Co. in 1893 and thus this printing is likely the first Dillingham or first illustrated edition. In any event, an early civil war novel in dustjacket. A NF bright copy in NF color illustrated dj that was likely printed a half a cm shorter than the book. $250.00

[PDF] "Sisson's Kingdom" Loyalty Divisions in Floyd County, Virginia, ... <>
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... Virginia and the Heroes of America," ibid ., 69 (July 1992): 301-22; Kruman, "Dissent
in the Confederacy"; and William C. Harris, "The SouthernUnionist ... unrestricted/ETD.PDF - Similar pages <>

Thanks..good luck with your research!