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Joseph H. Hubbard Letter


Joseph Hendley Hubbard (1841-1871) was a Civil War soldier who served in two different units before his election as lieutenant in the Sampson Artillery, commanded by his uncle, Captain Abner A. Moseley.This manuscript letter, dated February 7, 1863, was written by Hubbard at Fort Caswell while serving in the 2nd Artillery. Addressed to Hubbard's stepmother, the letter informs her that his uncle (her brother, Lt. Abener A. Moseley) was to leave the fort on the following day to return to their home plantations the Sampson County slaves that had been impressed by the state to erect and repair the network of Cape Fear River fortifications below Wilmington.

Title

Joseph H. Hubbard Letter

Collection Number

PC.1934

Date(s)

1863

Language

English

Physical Description
Items
2
Genre/Physical Characteristic

letters and envelopes (CSA stamp).

Abstract

Joseph Hendley Hubbard (1841-1871) was a Civil War soldier who served in two different units before his election as lieutenant in the Sampson Artillery, commanded by his uncle, Captain Abner A. Moseley.

This manuscript letter, dated February 7, 1863, was written by Hubbard at Fort Caswell while serving in the 2nd Artillery. Addressed to Hubbard's stepmother, the letter informs her that his uncle (her brother, Lt. Abener A. Moseley) was to leave the fort on the following day to return to their home plantations the Sampson County slaves that had been impressed by the state to erect and repair the network of Cape Fear River fortifications below Wilmington.

Physical Location

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Creator

Hubbard, Joseph H., 1841-1871.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


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Processed by George Stevenson, September, 2003

Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, October, 2003


Joseph Hendley Hubbard (1841-1871), a native of Middlesex, Connecticut, came south as a small child with his parents, Langdon C. and Anna Maria Hubbard, to Clinton, N.C. Following the death of Mrs. Hubbard at the beginning of 1846, Langdon Hubbard remarried to Susan Elizabeth Moseley. The children from both marriages were brought up together as a close knit family.

Young Hubbard enlisted in the 61st Regiment (Infantry), North Carolina Troops, on April 20, 1861, but on September 15, 1862, he transferred into 2nd Company A, 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, and was further transferred on December 1, 1863, into a unit commanded by his uncle, "Captain Abner A. Moseley's Company (Sampson Artillery)," where he was elected lieutenant and with whom he remained for the remainder of the war.


Joseph Hendley Hubbard (1841-1871), a native of Middlesex, Connecticut, came south as a small child with his parents, Langdon C. and Anna Maria Hubbard, to Clinton, N.C. Following the death of Mrs. Hubbard at the beginning of 1846, Langdon Hubbard remarried to Susan Elizabeth Moseley. The children from both marriages were brought up together as a close knit family.

Young Hubbard enlisted in the 61st Regiment (Infantry), North Carolina Troops, on April 20, 1861, but on September 15, 1862, he transferred into 2nd Company A, 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery, and was further transferred on December 1, 1863, into a unit commanded by his uncle, "Captain Abner A. Moseley's Company (Sampson Artillery)," where he was elected lieutenant and with whom he remained for the remainder of the war.


[Identification of item], PC.1934, Joseph H. Hubbard Letter, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Gift, Wendy Mechin, North Vancouver, B.C., 1999.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us.


This letter was written by Hubbard at Fort Caswell while serving in the 2nd Artillery. It is addressed to his stepmother, letting her know that his uncle Ab (her brother, Lt. Abener A. Moseley) was to leave Fort Caswell on the following day to return to their home plantations the Sampson County slaves that had been impressed by the state to erect and repair the network of Cape Fear River fortifications below Wilmington. Hubbard closes the letter by sending his love "to Pa & the children & to Aunt Nance & the other servants." The letter is dated February 7, 1863.


This letter was written by Hubbard at Fort Caswell while serving in the 2nd Artillery. It is addressed to his stepmother, letting her know that his uncle Ab (her brother, Lt. Abener A. Moseley) was to leave Fort Caswell on the following day to return to their home plantations the Sampson County slaves that had been impressed by the state to erect and repair the network of Cape Fear River fortifications below Wilmington. Hubbard closes the letter by sending his love "to Pa & the children & to Aunt Nance & the other servants." The letter is dated February 7, 1863.


  • Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Artillery Regiment, 2nd
  • Fortification
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans.
  • Sampson County (N.C.)