Fourth of July celebrations; Battlefields; Wounds & injuries;
Olive describes the subdued Fourth of July celebrations at St. Clair which included a benefit for the sick and wounded soldiers which raised about two hundred dollars. She mention confused reports of a conflict raging near G. She had forgotten...
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...
This letter is from an acquaintance of Asher LaFleur. The saluation to "Brother Asher" is figurative not literal. Mary discusses Asher's wound and mentions her teaching load has been increased since the minister, the other teacher, has been...
George Smith writes about the abundance of food at their camp located outside the Cumberland mountains. He thinks they will move soon and that the war will be over soon. The officers think by next spring.
Elmira Goodrich begins this letter to Will Carleton writing of her memories of him as a baby and now he is a college student. She acknowledges out of five siblings, they are the only two left. She also passes along local news.
After inquiring about Will's experiences teaching school, Olive tells of Horace who was drafted but found someone to take his place in the army. As Olive puts it, "Horace went to Detroit last Monday as a soldier and returned last night a...
A young lady, S. Blake, writes a long letter to Will Carleton. She writes of poor postal service, attending fairs and the robbery of her sister's home. Miss Blake refers to Will's great privilege, a seeming reference to attending Hillsdale College