26 April 1863: “…we are in the best quarters we have had since leaving Boston, so we ought not to grumble.”

Item description: Diary entry, dated 26 April 1863, by John J. Wythe, who served in Co. E of the 44th Massachusetts Volunteers. He describes his accommodations (a house on Broad Street) in New Bern, North Carolina, during the Union Army’s occupation of the city.

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Item citation: Wyeth, John Jasper. Leaves from a diary written while serving in Co. E, 44 Mass., Dep’t of No. Carolina, from September, 1862, to June, 1863. Boston: L. F. Lawrence & co., 1878. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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