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Frank to Phebe about his activities and his dislike of being separated by distance. 6 pages
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This collection contains a partially printed receipt for slave labor delivered Chief Engineer Lt. Col. William H. Stevens in charge of Confederate…
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This collection details the receipt of a slave, John, in Lynchburg, Virginia, for work on the city's fortifications in October 1863. The slave was…
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Isaac writes to his mother about his grief over his brother's death.
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Isaac, along with 250 men, are marching to Beverly to capture the garison stationed there. The expedition will take up the three weeks.
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Isaac denounces the author of an article claiming that Imboden's command, which Isaac is a member of, was responsible for the failures at Winchester.…
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Isaac asks Jinnie and his family to write him more often. His command is advancing on the enemy near Mt Crawford. Isaac comments on how the enemy has…
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The 62nd suffered a great loss in Winchester, with 2,000-3,000 kills and wounded. Isaac expresses how horrible he thinks war is, even during the…
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Isaac is very weary and in need of new clothing, which he is hopeful of getting. Isaac's friend Archer wrote him, saying he requested that Isaac be…
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Isaac again reiterates his sorrow of hearing of his brother's death and his desire to be with his family to grieve together.
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Isaac writes to Jinnie, still grieving for the death of his brother.
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Isaac is torn apart by the sudden news of his brother's death. He is consumed by thoughts of his brother's widow and children, and wishes to be with…
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A Yankee spy was shot the day prior. Grant, Sherman, and Stonemen have all faced defeat, much to Isaac's joy. Isaac and many of his fellow soldiers…
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Isaac updates Jinnie on the injuries and deaths of their friends, including the death of Alfred. The 62nd has very few men left. They will not be…
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Issac's regiment will be getting horses and serving as infantry for General Imboden. Isaac receives notice that they are going on an expedition with…
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Reports from Richmond say that the Southern armies killed and wounded 30,000 enemies.
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Still in the hospital, now joined by friends Dick and Alvin, Isaac requests that his sister's servant is sent down with Alfred to serve Isaac in the…
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Isaac is receiving treatment at the Hospital Col for Dysentery and Cholmorbous.
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An exhausted and ill Isaac reports to Jinnie about the relentess fighting he has been engaged in since the last letter he wrote her.
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General Grant is making his way to Chichommany, and so Isaac's division is marching there. Isaac mourns the death of his friend John Higginbothem.
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Issac updates Jinnie on the status of their badly hurt friend Alfred, as well as the final numbers of losses from the previously mentioned battle. He…
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Isaac's command has been fighting in battles for the past five days, but he made it out unhurt. He describes the horror of the battle, as his side…
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Isaac's command si waiting for a successful movement on the part on General Lee before they move themselves.
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Isaac delayed his march to Mt Crawford one day in order to visit the Waughs family in Staunton. He believes his command will march a long way soon, to…
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Isaac is catching a moment of peace at his remote station in the mountains, situated in a comfortable tent with adequate food supply.
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Isaac describes a horrific and eventually pointless expedition that his command endured, resulting in awful deaths of some of his fellow soldiers. He…
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Mary writes to inform Isaac that her husband is in fact dead.
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Isaac does not believe his command has enough troops to protect the extensive country they occupy. He asks Jinnie to have his sister order a new coat…
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Isaac visited with his friends Mr. and Mrs. Kettle. He heard back from Richmond, and acknowledges that it will be a while before he receives a…
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Isaac has yet to hear from the board in Richmond about a potential promotion, and he does not believe he will get it. He is concerned about the…
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After failing to capture the enemy forces in Moorsfield, Isaac's troop marched to Hardy County. At this time, Isaac is the only remaining surgeon in…
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Jinnie's father is still alive. Isaac describes an encounter with the enemy near Moorsfield that resulted in hiss troop capturing 10 prisoners.
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Isaac hears that Jinnie's father passed away, and Isaac attempts in his letter to consol her
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Enduring many enemy attakcs, Isaac's troop made it to Williamsport under orders to guard a wagon train. His suffered great loss, having 80 soldiers…
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Isaac has been left in charge of the wounded, which fills him with sorrow. He tells Jinnie the worth of the presents he is sending her.
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Isaac tells Jinnie about his desire to be in the army after reaching Camp Washington and meeting so many nice gentlemen and seeing many friends there.…
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A two page letter from Lewis Wood to his wife describing items and money that have been sent home.
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A two page letter from Lewis Wood to his wife discussing the company's movement to Kentucky.
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A two page letter from Lewis Wood to his wife detailing an experience he had at a slave auction.
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A two page letter from Lewis Wood to his wife describing life in Missouri, including meeting slaves for worship.
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A two page letter from Lewis Wood to his wife describing his journey with the company through Missouri.
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A three page letter from Lewis Wood to his wife informing her of the company's movement to Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.
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A three page letter from Lewis Wood to his wife discussing the sending of money through the mail.
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A four page letter from Lewis Wood to his wife discussing company movements and life at Camp Dennison.
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Union soldier during the Civil War, writing from Spotsylvania Courthouse on May 20, 1864, to his daughter, about the many battles he had fought in and…
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Henrie H. Alexander was Blacksburg, Virginia, resident. In 1861, he mustered in as a 1st Sergeant with Company C, 4th Regiment, Virginia Infantry. He…
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February 18, 1783, Letter from Walker Daniel, at Col. Floyd's, to a French Merchant concerning commercial conditions on the wester Kentucky Frontier…
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