|Statement||compiled and annotated by Doris C. Griffin.|
|LC Classifications||MLCS 84/6308 (F)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||27 p.,  p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||27|
|LC Control Number||83462888|
LETTER ONE: Samuel Cabble, a private in the Fifty-fifth Massachusetts Infantry (colored), was a slave before he joined the army. He was twenty-one years old. Massachusetts, Dear Wife, I have enlisted in the army I am now in the state of Massachusetts but before this letter reaches you i will be in North Carolina and though great is the present national difficulties yet I look forward to a. When the American Civil War began in , citizens on both sides of the conflict were driven by equally passionate convictions. One young volunteer was Sullivan Ballou, a year-old lawyer who joined the Union army shortly after war was declared. On J , he wrote the following letter to his wife File Size: KB. His remains were repatriated to a tomb in the Waterloo Museum’s garden in Heyland’a wife Mary carried the letter with her for forty years, until her death in From a field at Camp Clark, Washington in July , a Union Officer in the Civil War named Major Sullivan Ballou writes to his loving wife a week before his death. Chiefly Civil War letters from McBride to his financée, later wife, Mary Frances (Johnson) McBride, while he served with the 10th Georgia Regiment. Subjects include camp life, the 1st battle of Bull Run, the Battle of the Wilderness, the Union Army's destruction of Jonesboro, Ga. (), and Sherman's march through Georgia.
Buy The Civil War letters of John McKitrick to his wife Sophia by John McKitrick (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : John McKitrick. In this letter to his wife, Mary Ann, during the Civil War, Union soldier John C. Arnold, of the 49th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, included the alphabet so his wife could try writing to him on. The letters between Madison Bowler and his wife Lizzie reflect the strains imposed by the war on thousands of families.. In the spring of , as Northerners and Southerners braced themselves for the opening of the conflict’s third year, Lizzie Bowler confided to her husband the loneliness that had plagued her since he had joined the Union Army in had become too much to bear. Civil War letters written home to Iowa between Octo and finished Ap Four of the letters are written to his sister Ruth (Dupray) Morgan in Dubuque County, Iowa from family members William and James S. Dupray. James Dupray was a soldier in the Iowa Volunteers, 12th Regiment.
Letters Home From The Civil War. This section is dedicated to the words of those brave men and women who participated in the American Civil War and shared their experiences with friends and loved ones through the written word. All letters archived at this site are . More than , African Americans served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Congress passed two acts on 17 July to prepare for the enlistment of blacks into the army – but officially, African Americans were not enlisted until after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation went into effect 1 January The letters, sent to Haynes’s wife, include one letter talking about Gettysburg. From a letter from Calvin Haynes to his wife on J ( MB) Loudon [Loudoun] Valley, Va. July 19th, Dear Wife, Not having heard from you in a great while, I did not know but what you would like to hear whether I am dead or alive. This collection includes 54 letters written during the Civil War by John W. Masterson (ca. ), of Co. A, rd New York Infantry. Most are directed to Masterson's sister, Rose Ellen Masterson, in New York City. The letters span the full period of Masterson's service, ranging in date from October to .