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William Badham papers, 1828-1880.

Physical mediumPaper handwritten printed photograph.
Organization of materialOrganized by material type; Correspondence arranged chronologically.
Abstract Collection contains correspondence, account books, photographs, and miscellany. A letter (Feb. 5, 1865) written from a camp near Fort Anderson (Wilmington, N.C.) during the Fort Fisher Campaign requests supplies and mentions enemy fire and enemy vessels in the river. Also included in the letter is a description and sketch of a log shelter in which Badham and three other men stayed while at Fort Anderson. Also included is family correspondence describing travel activities in Baltimore, Maryland. An account book for 1862-1863 for the N.C. Light Artillery Company contains accounts for supplies, copies of military letters and orders, and lists of provisions needed and received from ordnance. Also included are a list of soldiers in the company; names of soldiers on furlough, sick, or deserted; and a list of men not on the muster or pay rolls. A sketch of Redoubt Number 7 of the Richmond (Va.) line of defenses (September 1862) showing the location of guns and a table of the ranges of six- and twelve-pound field guns are also found in the account book. An account book kept by William Badham (1828-1865) contains accounts (1828-1837) of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Edenton, N.C., listing the amounts of salaries for the rector and sextant, as well as receipts for pew rents. Other Civil War era items include a Confederate thousand dollar Bond (1863) and the morning report for Co. B, 3rd Battalion, N.C. Light Artillery for February 1 to March 5, 1865, giving totals each day of men present, absent, sick, and captured. Genealogical materials include a history of the Badham family.
Cite as William Badham Papers, #598, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, East Carolina University.
Acquisitions source Joyner- 29 items Mr. Richard Dillard Dixon, Jr. ; Edenton, NC; deposit; 1990.
Biographical noteWilliam Badham was born in Chowan County, N.C. On February 24, 1862, at the age of twenty-six, he enlisted in the Confederate service and was elected captain of what became Company B, 3rd Battalion, North Carolina Light Artillery. This company was also known as "Edenton Bell Battery" and as Badham's Battery. Badham saw action around Richmond, Va., and Wilmington, N.C., before being paroled at Greensboro, May 1, 1865. He married Louisa Jones of Chowan County and had at least two children, one of whom died at the age of nine months.

Available Items

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Joyner Manuscript Collection #598 - DOES NOT CIRCULATE. ✔ Available Request Material