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Collection Number: 5608

Collection Title: Aaron Leonidas DeArmond Papers, 1863-2012

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 100 items)
Abstract Civil war era letters and diaries of Aaron Leonidas DeArmond (1827-1864), white farmer of Mecklenburg County, N.C., and sergeant in the 30th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate States Army. In diary entries and letters home to his wife Nancy Jane Edwards DeArmond (b. 1836), he comments on campaigns and battles, including Second Manassas, Fredericksburg where he was wounded, Chancellorsville, Antietam, and Gettysburg, and on his imprisonment at Camp Lookout, Md., and City Point, Va. DeArmond advises Nancy on operating the farm and planting the crops in his absence, and he refers to “the negro girl" and to individuals by first names, who may have been enslaved African Americans both on the farm and encamped with the C.S.A. In addition to the original letters and diaries, the collection contains both handwritten and typed transcriptions, research files containing materials about family history and Civil War battlefields, commemorative Civil War issues of (2012) by descendant Martha R. Brown. The book is a fictionalized account that is based in part on DeArmond's letters and diary entries. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.
Creator DeArmond, Aaron Leonidas, 1827-1864.
Language English
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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 Aaron Leonidas DeArmond Papers #5608, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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