In this joint letter, both Neal Hadley and Lind Allen complain they have not received any mail from home. For the amusement of his nephews, Neal describes traveling over the mountains and sleeping standing against the side of a mountain.
This letter expresses the grief felt by Cousin Add over the death of her soldier boy, Jake. The letter is roughly dated as May 24th, 1864 as there is a reference to this death in Lauraette Hadley's diary on May 26, 1864.
This letter was written to Asher LaFleur from Julia Moore. Julia had been an English tutor and assistant Lady Principal while Asher LaFleur was at Hillsdale College. She wrote hundreds of letters to Civil War soldiers.
Hubert Smith is glad to have received a letter from Asher LaFleur and describes the work he has been doing on the farm. He has determined not to stay on the farm past autumn as he believes he has not the constitution for farming.
William Lindsey, cousin to Lauraette Hadley, writes that he injured his back working on a cannon and has been unable to eat. When he joined the army, he weighed 164 pounds and figures he currently weighs 100 pounds. He has been too sick to...
This letter talks of a lecture to be held at the Alpha's society and the price of boarding at the College. In 1864, students were complaining about the price and quality of the food provided at the College.
Although this letter has no year, it must have been written in 1864 as it discusses what French thought would be the result if McClellan were elected and if Lincoln was not re-elected. French received a bounty for enlisting but felt were money his...
Soldering; mail; Military camps; Military life; Guards; Wounds & injuries;
Simon Hadley makes it very clear in this letter how important it was to received letters from home. He discusses camp life and writes about the movement of the company. He also mentions an unname soldier who had two fingers shot off.
Although the handwritting is difficult to read on this letter between sisters, there are some interesting points. There appears to be a discussion if there is any difference between a woman working at home or outside the home and buying those...
Recovering from a severe wound suffered at Gettysburg, Asher LaFleur has been assured Miss Etta Hadley would be glad to receive a letter from him. This is the first letter in their courtship and eventual marriage.