Collection Title: Aaron Leonidas DeArmond Papers, 1863-2012
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||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 100 items)
||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.
||DeArmond, Aaron Leonidas, 1827-1864.
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- 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.
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This summary description was created in February 2018 to provide information about
unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.
Encoded by: Laura Smith
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