8 August 1862: “Twenty-five dollars reward will be paid for her apprehension, and Twenty-five for the detection of any person harboring her.”

Item description: “Rewards,” selected newspaper advertisements published in the 8 August 1862 issue of the Wilmington (N.C.) Daily Journal.

Item citation: Selected advertisements,The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N.C.), 8 August 1862.  North Carolina Collection call number: C071 Z.  Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item transcription:



AND SUPPOSED TO BE IN HIDING in town, MARIA, a bright mulatto girl, about 25 years old, 5 feet 5 inches high, stout and good looking, neat in appearance and well dressed. Twenty-five dollars reward will be paid for her apprehension, and Twenty-five for the detection of any person harboring her.
Aug. 5, 1862.


RANAWAY FROM THE SUBSCRIBER, about the 25th of July, a negro man named JACOB, generally known as Jacob Hunt, having until recently belonged to Rev. Thos. P. Hunt, an alien enemy. Said Jacob is about fifty years old, weights about 170 pounds, is very black, has an intelligent countenance, and is grave and serious in his expressions. He has been a drayman in Wilmington for a number of years, and at the time of his absconding was hauling salt for Messrs. Rankin & Martin between the Sound and Wilmington. I will pay the above reward for his apprehension and delivery, or confinement in any Jail so that I can get him.
August 1, 1862. – 275-tf


Camp Campbell, }
July 17th, 1862.
I WILL give a reward of THIRTY DOLLARS, for the apprehension and delivery to me at Camp Campbell, or safely lodged in any jail in North Carolina so that I can get him, of PATRICK B. GALLAGHER, an Irishman. Said Gallager is thirty-seven years of age, five feet seven inches high, auburn hair, florid complexion, and light eyes, and by occupation a laborer, – looks young. He may endeavor to pass as a discharged soldier, he having been heretore discharged from a company in South Carolina, and has the discharge in his possession.
Capt. Com’dg Co. A, 36th Reg’t N.C.T.


WILL BE PAID for the apprehension and delivery at this post, Fort Fisher, or in the Jail of Elizabethtown, Bladen county, for each of the following deserters: Pritate WADE CLIFTON, aged 22 years, six feet one inch high, grey eyes, dark hair and dark complexion. Private R.J. STREETY DAVIS, aged 23 years, five feet eight inches high, grey eyes, light hair and light complexion.
Said Clifton and Davis deserted from Fort Fisher June 7th, 1862, and are probably lurking about their friends in the White Oak District, Bladen county, N.C.
Capt. Com’d’g Co. I, Cape Fear Reg’t Artillery.
July 21, 1862.


$100 REWARD.
I WILL give the above reward for my boy, JOSH WINGATE, who ranaway the 15th of March, 1861, and has either gone off with some of the Companies to Virginia, or is lurking about town. He has a mother at John A. Baker’s, and a sister at Daniel B. Baker’s plantation, where he may be lurking. He is outlawed, and I will give double the above amount for his head.
April 7th, 1862

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