21 June 1861: “What we desire is a badge of distincton, not a mark for a bullet”

Item description: An editorial (reprinted from the Richmond Dispatch) in the Wilmington Daily Journal of 21 June 1861. In it, the editors of the Richmond newspaper call for the ladies of the city to make a different type of badge of distinction for the Confederate Army. They are worried that a yellow sash worn across the chest would simply become a target at which Union soldiers could aim. Instead they call for simple “C” to be worn (anywhere other than over a man’s heart).

Item citation: ,The Daily Journal. 21 June 1861. Wilmington, N.C.: Fulton & Price. C071 W74j. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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