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United Daughters of the Confederacy. J.E.B. Stuart Chapter (Fayetteville, N.C.)
War Days in Fayetteville, North Carolina: Reminiscences of 1861 to 1865
Fayetteville, N.C.: [United Daughters of the Confederacy]: Judge Print. Co., [1910].


The United Daughters of the Confederacy was founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1894 to memorialize Confederate veterans and preserve accurate accounts of the Civil War and southern women's activities during the war. To that end, the J. E. B. Stuart chapter, located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, published a short collection of women's Civil War memories in 1910 entitled, War Days in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The collection opens with a poem Sarah Tillinghast wrote for the dedication of a Civil War monument in Fayetteville. It also includes brief memoirs by Eliza Tillinghast Stinson, Alice Campbell, Anne K. Kyle, and Josephine Bryan Worth. Eliza Tillinghast Stinson tells about the surrender of the U.S. arsenal in Fayetteville to the local militia. She then describes Fayetteville's wartime character and offers a short sketch of the town in 1910. Other writers offer personal accounts of hospital conditions, soldiers returning from the Battle of Big Bethel, and raids on the city led by U.S. Army General W. T. Sherman.

Harris Henderson

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