In this letter, Julia Moore discusses the support of some soldiers for McClellan while she supports Lincoln. She describes a mass meeting of the Republican Party to be held in Hillsdale with Colfax and Fairfield
In this long letter to her husband, Frank, Alice talks of her unhappiness in their separation and in current living conditions. She mentions the hard work of farming and the spread of a fatal disease among the horses.
Asher expresses his belief his love for Etta will make him a more courageous soldier. He can hear the blank cartridge explode and he knows this is the forerunner of the battle to come. He is insistent that Etta send him a ambrotype of her...
Hubert Smith writes this letter in response to a letter of Asher LeFleur. After the amputation of his leg, it is a real concern as to how Asher will be able to earn a living. Smith suggests that farming would be too hard and perhaps Asher should...
In this letter to Ett, Asher mentions her brother "Neal" and his spunk in taking command of soldiers who are massacred when taken, a reference to African-American troops. There is no closing, so this letter may be incomplete.
Civil War; Soldiers; Military training; Military life;
This letter is written from Camp Banks which was located in Massachusetts and the writer maybe George Crumley of the 24th Mass Infantry. He give a detailed description of daily camp life, training the horses in his care