Isaiah Conley Civil War Correspondence, April 25, 1865 (Ms2015-051)


Roanoke Island N.C. April 25, 1865 My Dear Carrie: I have not had a letter from you since my last, but, as our mail leaves tonight I will drop you a line. Lieut. Helm (Lieutenant John B. Helm) arrived a few days ago he brought the Photographs with him. Enclosed I send you the names of the two groups, as they are arranged on the Pictures. By placing the slips of paper upon which the names are written, below the picture, you will find them in the same order they are in the pictures. We have had no news for several days. We are expecting every day to hear of the Surrender of Johnson and his army. I think the war is virtually over. The assassination of President Lincoln is going to bring a fearful retribution upon traitors. I hope the last of the infernal crew will be executed. I had a letter from Clem. A few days ago. He was well. I still enjoy excellent health, and expect to get home in two or three months. My love to you all. Write often Your Affectionate Husband I. Conley


Isaiah Conley Civil War Correspondence, April 25, 1865 (Ms2015-051)






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Conley, Isaiah, 1830-1901, “Isaiah Conley Civil War Correspondence, April 25, 1865 (Ms2015-051),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed February 24, 2024,