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Armstrong describes for his father watching the Orange Guards leave Hillsborough, NC, with a new nine-star flag recognizing Virginia and North Carolina's secession; he requests permission to enlist in the Confederate army.
To day again I went to the office, but no letter was there to cheer
my spirits, by telling me to come home and hasten to the war. I was anxiously
expecting one, and the disapointment went quite hard.
Thank the lord that
st since writing this letter I have heard
that fortress monroe is taken, that
Another of my classmates
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9. On April 17, 1861,
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