P. L. Miller writes to let Will know his order of pens has been shipped C.O.D. He gives illustrated instructions for demonstrating the pen and lays out key selling points to encourage someone to buy the pen.
Vira Hazard agrees to write pieces for Will Carleton who is now the editor of the Hillsdale Standard. A former member of the Sodales Germanae literary society, she has heard the students are happy with the new president at Hillsdale College.
Elmira Goodrich has gone to visit her cousin, Olive Carleton at St. Clair, Michigan. While there, they decide to write a joint letter to Will Carleton. Not only do they cross hatch the letter, one of them will drop a thought in the middle of a...
Olive Carleton is writing from Almont, Michigan where she is visiting friends. She writes to Will of listening to the political speeches of Edmund Fairfield and Schuyler Colfax. Olive was so impressed with Colfax's speech that when it was...
A seasoned veteran of the Michigan 4th for some six months, McCarty is amused by the new member of picket duty who sees a "secesh" and blasts away. The next morning, they discover he shot a chesnut tree.
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.
Wounds & injuries; Soldiers; Military hospitals; Military medicine; Military reconnaissance;
In this letter, Cornelius Hadley speaks of the wounded men coming up from Sherman's army and how long it takes the wounded to reach a place of safety, causing many to be beyond help. He mentions the troubles of Asher LaFleur.
It appears from this letter, McClellan has gone to Nashville as a civilian employee of the Union Army. He is working as the Commissary for a man named Foster. His duties are to keep the accounts for the soldiers' extras and to run the Mess...
This is a letter of consolation from Marcia Foster to her aunt and cousin regarding the death of Cornelius Hadley, husband and father. It does make reference to the fact the entire country is in mouring.
Will Smith, a Hillsdale College student, asks Will Carleton is he will consider returning to the College, inspite of the difficulties arising from the Great Rebellion of 1866, to support his literary society, Alpha Kappa Phi.
In this letter to Etta Hadley, Marie Uncapher writes of illness on campus, including the deaths of two students. She also mentions those students who have been drafted and those who have left to join the military.