Arrival of Bacon
We announce with pleasure that a steamer has just arrived in Wilmington with a large quantity of Bacon, which has been imported by Gov. Vance, for the wives and families of the soldiers and for the destitute of the State. The Bacon, we learn, will be distributed as soon as it can be brought to the different depots for that purpose. A large number of scythe blades arrived in the same steamer. They were also imported on State account – but unfortunately they arrived too late for harvest. They will be useful however next year.
Source: Fayetteville Observer, July 18, 1864 as found on www.ncecho.org