Reunions and Reconciliations

Record of the Service of the 44th Mass. Volunteer Militia, Aug. 1862 to May 1863, published 1887

“Captain Carroway [a Southerner] stated that for a long time he belonged to the ‘unreconciled,’ but at last realized that it was no use ‘kicking against the pricks.’ Now, he says, he can see that the war had its good results; that the people of both sections are becoming better acquainted, are discovering good points in each other that they knew not of before, and that their minds are being gradually cleared of prejudices. For his part he ‘was right glad to see us.’”

William Garrison Reed, "North Carolina Revisited," in the Regimental history of the 44th Mass. Volunteer Militia, Aug. 1862 to May 1863. Privately published, 1887.

Map of New Berne, N.C., 1866

Map of the city of New Berne, Nov. 1866. Includes Pollack Street, headquarters of the 44th Mass. in 1862.

Battles of Goldsborough, Kinston, and Whitehall

Harper's Weekly sketches from the Battles of Goldsborough, Kinston, and Whitehall, fought in December 1862. These battles included William Garrison Reed's 44th Mass. Volunteer Regiment.

Why Can We Not Be Brothers? songsheet

"To the People of the South: Why Can We Not Be Brothers? We Know That We Were Rebels," sheet music written by Clarence J. Prentice and composed by Charlie L. Ward.

The Blue and the Gray songsheet

Songsheet for "The Blue and the Gray," composed by A. W. Smith, undated.

Grand Army of the Republic reunion badges

Grand Army of the Republic reunion badges from the Badge Collection, 1873-1893.