Frank Hampton indicated he has been detailed to guard the magazine and the arsenal. Rumors are they are to be attached but Hampton thinks it unlikely and a great force would be needed to overcome the Union defenses. He counsels Will not to enlist...
Military service; Military cookery; Military mobilizations;
Frank Hampton writes this letter from Detroit where he is waiting to be shipped to Grand Rapids and thence to Nashville. He regrets not seeing Will before he left. Frank describes the conditions at the camp, noting that some items had been stolen.
In this letter, Frank Hampton chides Will for coming to Hudson but not stopping to see him. He asks if Will is interested in joining a regiment and says if his father enlisted, he think he will as well.
This letter from Lauraette LaFleur to her son Chauncey give him news of the family and comments on farming but the real purpose of the letter is to give him advise on the best way to lead a young man's life.
Henry Carleton writes there are many new men who have joined his regiment, many with ties to Hudson, so he hears much local news. He indicates the "Amnesty Proclamation" is doing as intended and there are many rebels in the town who have taken the...
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.
Battlefields; Civil War; Soldiers; Missing in action;
Although Stiles Wirts says he will not write of the battle, referring to the First Battle of Bull Run, he does give a report of those missing after the battle. He also refers to Dick who had his canteen shot off of him.
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...