This letter is from L.A. Campbell announcing to the Amphictyon Literary Society, the death of his brother, one of its members. Edwin D. Campbell has enlisted in Co I. 42nd Illinois Infantry on 14 August 1861 and died on 1 November 1863 of disease....
Camp 6th Ind Val Cavly
February 24th 1865
Thomas D. Kimball. Sr
I made the acquaintance of your son Lieut T D. Kimball Jr in Prison at Charleston, S.C. He gave me your address and requested me to write...
Asher tells Etta that she misunderstood his last letter. He would not dishonor the graves of brave men merely to have peace, he would rather die himself. He gives her the news he is to have another amputation on his leg.
Will Carleton's offer for a full account of the teacher's institute has been declined by the Detroit Advertiser but several lines, indicating in particular, the names of the participants would be useful to the paper