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Series I. Letters from various authors [series]:
  1  
Writer : C.F. Noething
Writer's location : Belleville, IL
Writer's Military Unit : Unknown
Addressee : Brother

Discusses Sexual Prowess (with three other family letters - no date, 8/31/61, 4/12/62).
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  1  
Writer : Walter
Writer's location : Nashville, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Unknown
Addressee : Father

A week after Ft Sumter, the South prepares for war.
Number of pages : 2

  1  
Writer : Unsigned
Writer's location : Pinckneyville, IL
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Sister

Passionate patriotic letter - "Never no Never" (Partial letter).
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : Charles Ritner (Musician in Band)
Writer's location : Washington Arsenal Grounds
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Pennsylvania Volunteers
Addressee : (Blank)

Document - Discharge for severe homesickness.
Number of pages : 1

  1  
Writer : Elmora Anthony
Writer's location : Camp Trousdale, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 7th Tennessee Infantry
Addressee : Mother

Wife has chosen to live with husband in camp.
Number of pages : 5

  1  
Writer : Pvt. John G. Darling
Writer's location : Washington, DC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 2nd New Hampshire Volunteers
Addressee : Friend Dwight

Describes Washington D.C. and speaks of his negro beauty.
Number of pages : 4. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : Wells C. Haynes
Writer's location : Fairfax Court House, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry
Addressee : Wife

Letter written on captured colorized bookplate.
Number of pages : 2. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : Thomas M.C. Hane
Writer's location : Washington, DC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Company C 6th Regiment
Addressee : Friend Dick

Regarding battle of "First Bull Run" plus error printed envelope.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : Chaplain Levi W. Norton
Writer's location : Camp Caldwell, DE
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 72 New York Infantry
Addressee : Wife

Chaplain's letter describes services with sketch of tents and map.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  1  
Writer : Charley
Writer's location : Camp Union
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 1st Massachusetts Cavalry
Addressee : Wife

"I go forth without fear of trembling"
Number of pages : 3

  1  
Writer : Cadmus M. Amoss
Writer's location : Camp Washington, Yorktown, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Cobbs Georgia Legion
Addressee : Wife

Witnesses his first storm at sea - War has set him and thousands of others, ten years behind in business.
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : A.A. Abernathy
Writer's location : Bowling Green, KY
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Unknown
Addressee : Grandmother

"It is not my desire to kill any man"
Number of pages : 1

  1  
Writer : Francis W. Baker
Writer's location : Falls Church, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Wife

"Killed on their own soil by their own countrymen"
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : Pvt. Thomas Williams
Writer's location : HQ 1st Regiment
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 1st Regiment, New York Cavalry
Addressee : Col. McReynolds

Re: Charges against an officer for violent conduct.
Number of pages : 3

  1  
Writer : Charles H. Mendell
Writer's location : Annapolis, MD
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 23rd Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers
Addressee : My Kind Pastor

One of the hardest temptations is a game of cards.
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : "C.C.N."
Writer's location : Camp Benton, St. Louis, MO
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Wife

Describes life in the barracks - Makeshift Thanksgiving feast (Lithographed letterhead)
Number of pages : 4. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : "A.K."
Writer's location : Camp Barker, Cairo, IL
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Cousin Hattie

Describes scouting in Missouri - "Battles are not fought without the loss of life and some must fall"
Number of pages : 8

  1  
Writer : Capt. William B. Alexander
Writer's location : Camp Andrew
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 23rd Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Wife

Officer and slave talk sex.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  1  
Writer : 3rd Lt. William Nunnally
Writer's location : Camp Ruffin, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 13th NC Infantry
Addressee : Brother

Mentions baseball, visit to CSS Merrimack, getting drunk on eggnog, kite flying.
Number of pages : 2

  1  
Writer : Mifflin Gilbert
Writer's location : Camp Goodman
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 28th PA. Infantry Volunteers
Addressee : Sister

Hide bottle of brandy in loaf of bread"
Number of pages : 2 1/2. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : E. Henry
Writer's location : Camp Sorthumberland?
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 96th PA Infantry
Addressee : Father & Sisters

Balloon Reconnaissance over Manassas (See also Balloon 2/27/63 and 6/18/63).
Number of pages : 5

  1  
Writer : Pvt. George R. Baldwin
Writer's location : Fort Scott, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Co. C - 1st Connecticut, Heavy Artillery
Addressee : Friend Ellery

Whore House Escapades.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  1  
Writer : J. W. Austin
Writer's location : New Madrid, MO
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 5th Iowa Infantry
Addressee : Brother, Sister, Father

Damaging storm, cannonating at Island #10, soldiers being killed and injured playing with shells.
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : E.S. Reed
Writer's location : City, NC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 23rd Massachusetts Regiment
Addressee : Friend

Fighting in knee deep mud. "I got struck twice with a ball"
Number of pages : 4. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : Hank Lamereaux
Writer's location : New Bern, NC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Brother

Soldier struck by lightning.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  1  
Writer : Capt. John N.Wiedemyer
Writer's location : Camp Churchill Clark, Corinth, MS
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 6th Missouri Infantry
Addressee : Wife

"Give one a patriot's grave but not a coward's name"
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : Unsigned
Writer's location : Camp No. 7, near Corinth, MS
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Wife

Soldiers prick their ears only when bulldogs (cannons) bark. Regiment issued new clothing.
Number of pages : 4. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : Capt. John M. Huntington
Writer's location : Clarksburg, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 86th Regiment Ohio Volunteers
Addressee : (Blank)

Whimsical Civil War Broadside
Number of pages : 1

  1  
Writer : Pvt. Isaac Newton
Writer's location : Ft Morgan, N&C RR, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 37th Illinois Infantry
Addressee : Sister

Soldiers falling in love with locals - Trading salt and coffee for whiskey with rebels - deer hunt - (Original drawing on masthead) (See also Trading 6/25/63, 7/20/63, 8/10/64, 12/18/64).
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : Col. J. A. Mulligan
Writer's location : Camp Comiskey, New Creek, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 23rd Illinois Volunteers
Addressee : Major Naughton

"It is sad to think that through all this quiet and magnificence ... there shall be blows and blood and ruin"
Number of pages : 3

  1  
Writer : Daniel Davis
Writer's location : Near Culpepper C.H., VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 46th Pennsylvania Volunteers
Addressee : Brother

Re: Counterfeit Confederate Notes
Number of pages : 3

  1  
Writer : Major Clark S. Edwards
Writer's location : HQ, Harrison Landing, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 5th Maine Infantry
Addressee : Wife

Midnight artillary battle - "Had a merry drunk"
Number of pages : 5 and envelope.

  1  
Writer : C.S. Graham
Writer's location : Heyworth
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Brother

Town buys a flag for its soldiers going off to war.
Number of pages : 1 1/2

  1  
Writer : Rebecca Wiswell
Writer's location : Georgetown Seminary Hospital
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Nurse
Addressee : Friend

Union nurse writes of a soldier's death after Antietam (See also Nurse 9/29/63).
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : Pvt. Edward J. Rinebold
Writer's location : VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers
Addressee : Friend

Soldier shoots himself in foot to try to get a discharge.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : E.T. Austin (sister of soldier)
Writer's location : Unknown
Writer's Military Unit : N/A, Civilian
Addressee : Zadak Austin, 5th Battalion, NY Infantry

How the brave soldier was wounded at Antietam.
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : Pvt. Luther F. Davis
Writer's location : Near Perryville, KY
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Ohio 121st Infantry
Addressee : Brother

Describes "camp houses" and drilling
Number of pages : 3 and envelope. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : Samuel F. Emerson
Writer's location : Near Leesberg, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 3rd Maine Infantry
Addressee : Father

"I have already fought on seven different battlefields and I have seen enough"
Number of pages : 2

  1  
Writer : J.J. Campbell
Writer's location : Brooke's Station, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 42nd Pennsylvania Regiment
Addressee : Friend

Describes foraging for food in a pig pen.
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : C.R.P. Rogers
Writer's location : Port Royal
Writer's Military Unit : Union, U.S.S. Wabash
Addressee : Son

Father writes a moral code for his son.
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : Pvt. Joseph H. Capen
Writer's location : Camp Stevenson, Newbern
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 44th Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Parents and Brother

Lengthy description of all types of camp daily activities.
Number of pages : 20 and envelope.

  1  
Writer : Sgt. Lewis Sims
Writer's location : Fort Pickeren near Memphis
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 89th Indiana Infantry
Addressee : Wife

In a state of alarm, waiting to do battle with the rebels - mentions he is teaching a slave boy to read and write.
Number of pages : 8

  1  
Writer : Pvt. Albert C. Pray
Writer's location : Fort Schuyler, NY
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 20th Maine Infantry
Addressee : Brothers and Sister

Comments on the war and on politicians and generals - Discusses forced march, Battle of South Mountain.
Number of pages : 10 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Capt. Chief Quartermaster Charles G. Sawtelle
Writer's location : Stafford Heights, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 2nd Corps. Army of Potomac
Addressee : My dear Aurell

Officer apologizes for getting drunk (Name signed in artwork).
Number of pages : 2

  2  
Writer : J.C. Williams
Writer's location : Unknown
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 7th South Carolina
Addressee : Parents

Snowball fight (See also Snowball 2/27/63).
Number of pages : 2

  2  
Writer : Lewis
Writer's location : Near Murfreesboro, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 3rd Brigade 3rd Division 20th Army Corps
Addressee : Hettie

Describes a tour of the picket lines and the devastation around them - Plus slave story.
Number of pages : 5 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : William S. Campbell
Writer's location : Near Fredericksburg, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 5th Alabama Infantry
Addressee : Bill

Snowball fight. Yankee balloons - "Fight them to the last" .
Number of pages : 6

  2  
Writer : Capt. Watson Sloan
Writer's location : Headquarters Picket Post No. 4 Clarksville, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 102nd Regiment Ohio
Addressee : Friends at Home

Acts as a steamboat guard - using black labor for construction - a false alarm calls the regiment out to battle.
Number of pages : 8 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : "M" (a woman)
Writer's location : New Orleans, LA
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Unknown
Addressee : Friend

Battle of the Parasols.
Number of pages : 14

  2  
Writer : Capt. John M. Weidemeyer
Writer's location : Camp at Grand Gulf
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 6th Missouri Infantry
Addressee : Wife

Love Letter .
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Sgt. J.E. Wallis
Writer's location : Galveston, TX
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 20th Texas Regiment
Addressee : Wife

Battle of Big Brothel.
Number of pages : 2 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Brother George
Writer's location : Camp near Stafford C.H. VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 11th Corps
Addressee : Sister

Lincoln reviews the troops - "He looks haggard and careworn".
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Pvt. Nathan Hallock
Writer's location : Near Falmouth, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 124th New York Infantry
Addressee : Father

"The President looks very careworn" - Review of corps by Pres. Lincoln and Gen. Hooker
Number of pages : 2

  2  
Writer : Dennis Tuttle
Writer's location : Camp Donna, Isabella, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Wife

A union corporal gives birth on the picket line.
Number of pages : 4 1/2

  2  
Writer : S.C. Wilkerson (?)
Writer's location : Allisona, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 18th Alabama Regiment
Addressee : Wife

A loving letter.
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Lt. Martin Miller
Writer's location : McNairy Station, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Sister

Crossing Great Bear Creek - Ladies chew and smoke tobacco and have very large feet!
Number of pages : 3 1/4

  2  
Writer : Corporal Roland J. Cook
Writer's location : Bell Buckle, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 2nd Arkansas Infantry
Addressee : Cousin

Discusses Negroes being carried off and conscripted by the Federals.
Number of pages : 3

  2  
Writer : H.R. Doud
Writer's location : Camp at Banks Ford
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Friend

"The rebs throwed shells at our balloon but did not hit it".
Number of pages : 2 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : David M. Cushing
Writer's location : Near Port Hudson
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 53rd Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Brother

Yanks and rebels sing - Flag of truce.
Number of pages : 2 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : "Benby"
Writer's location : Port Hudson
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Brother & Sister

Fort Hudson surrenders-Rebels might have held on if they had not faced starvation.
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Pvt. John Black
Writer's location : Sharpsburg Ford, Potomac River
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 12 Penn. Cavalry
Addressee : My loving Friend

Union chats with Confederates and gives them whiskey after Battle of Gettysburg.
Number of pages : 3

  2  
Writer : Herbert
Writer's location : Union City, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Mother

Excellent commentary on slavery and its ramifications.
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Sgt. Sampson J.D. Whiteman
Writer's location : Newbern, NC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 3rd New York Cavalry
Addressee : Cousin

All male cotillion- Advice on associating with friends.
Number of pages : 8 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Edward Henry
Writer's location : New Baltimore, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry
Addressee : Sister

Drummed out of the Regiment.
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Dr. Fossard
Writer's location : Near Culpepper C.H., VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 146th Regiment New York Volunteers
Addressee : Dan (?)

Union surgeon and his lady of easy virtue.
Number of pages : 3

  2  
Writer : Phebe J. Parker
Writer's location : Washington, DC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Nurse
Addressee : Brother

Civil War Nurse discusses nursing activities, touring Washington and seeing Pres. Lincoln (See also Nurse 9/20/62).
Number of pages : 2 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Capt. A.W. Alvord
Writer's location : Camp Austin, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 109th New York Volunteers
Addressee : Adjutant Jewett

Pleading for Whiskey-with response by Jewett on verso.
Number of pages : 1

  2  
Writer : James W. Bartlett
Writer's location : Blain's Cross Roads, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 35th Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Wife

First use of barbed wire-soldiers wearing all kinds of clothing, including women's.
Number of pages : 6

  2  
Writer : Qtrmaster J.F. Andrews
Writer's location : Washington, DC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 1st Rhode Island Cavalry
Addressee : Wife

Lincoln's New Year's Reception.
Number of pages : 4 and illustrated envelope. Illustrated.

  2  
Writer : Pvt. Lewis Josselyn
Writer's location : Baton Rouge, LA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 38th Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Mother

Going to a "nigger ball"
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Corp. Arthur M. Stone
Writer's location : Cumberland, MD
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 34th Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Mother

Drunk soldier claims he was captured by the Confederates
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Col. Charles W. Drew
Writer's location : Port Hudson
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 4th Infantry Corps d'Afrique
Addressee : Col. Charles Dwight

Hanky Panky in the Corps d'Afrique
Number of pages : 6 1/4 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Pvt. Benjamin M. Florence
Writer's location : Unknown
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 17th Virginia Infantry
Addressee : Miss Ellen

Love letter home.
Number of pages : 2

  2  
Writer : A.A. Winn
Writer's location : Madison Station, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Unknown
Addressee : Father

Fighting sham battle-Plus second brief undated letter.
Number of pages : 6

  2  
Writer : Capt. Charles R. Taylor
Writer's location : Grove Church, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry
Addressee : Col. Taylor

Pertaining to woman coming into lines with information on CSA troops in the area.
Number of pages : 1

  2  
Writer : Peleg Bradford
Writer's location : Fort Sumner, MD
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 1st Maine Artillary
Addressee : Dearest Friend

Love letter to "Cynth" McPherson (See also Love Letters 3/27/63, 5/7/63, 3/18/64, 7/2/64, 7/27/64, 10/26/64, 10/27/64).
Number of pages : 2 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Pvt. John M. Lovejoy
Writer's location : Near Spotsylvania Court House, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 121st New York Infantry
Addressee : Mother

Battle of Spotsylvania - " a ball came so near to my head that I was knocked down by the concussion of air"
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Pvt. Henry Webb
Writer's location : Point Lookout Prison, MD
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 50th Virginia Infantry
Addressee : Mrs. Smiley

Two remarkable letters written to the mother of a soldier Webb killed at the Battle of the Wilderness - Written on pages taken from a book.
Number of pages : 2

  2  
Writer : Lewis Hanback
Writer's location : Camp on Good Hope Battlefield
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 27th Illinois Infantry
Addressee : Darling Hettie

Confederate soldier jumps into Yankee rifle pits - "How are you Yanks?"
Number of pages : 3 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Major Thomas Morris
Writer's location : In the field near Dallas, GA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 111th Ohio Volunteers
Addressee : Mother

Recounts the horrors of war and the tragic death of his brother.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Capt. Frederick B. Doten
Writer's location : Hdqtrs Third Brigade
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 14th Connecticut Infantry
Addressee : Darling Georgie

First two pages love letters to Georgie Welles. Picket firing ceases by mutual consent so that both sides can cook their cakes and coffee.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : C.C. Mobley
Writer's location : Division Hospital near Petersburg
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 43rd Alabama Infantry
Addressee : Wife

Written on Union Morning Report Form - Prepared to meet death and God - Mails delayed - Paid 50 cents for this sheet of paper and much more.
Number of pages : 2. Illustrated.

  2  
Writer : Thomas Jefferson Campbell (C )
Writer's location : Near Berryville, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 48th Virginia Infantry
Addressee : Cousin

Written on captured Union song sheet - has marched over 500 miles - unit has barely enough men for a color guard.
Number of pages : 2 and envelope. Illustrated.

  2  
Writer : Unknown Soldier - Job
Writer's location : Triana, AL
Writer's Military Unit : Unknown
Addressee : Flora

Refers to "I don't have any inclination whatever of dying" - Talks about "What a fine thing letter writing is" - Mentions his loving attachment to Flora.
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Nason B. Will
Writer's location : Camp 12th VA, Sussex County, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 12th Virginia Cavalry
Addressee : Cousin

Women can fight with broomsticks, flat irons, butcher knives, etc.
Number of pages : 2 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : George B. Noyes
Writer's location : Deep Bottom, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 11th Maine Infantry
Addressee : Friend Emery

The regiment that never runs. "Honor lies on the field and disgrace in the gutter"
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : Joseph Henry Pierce
Writer's location : Before Petersburg
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 36th Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Friend

Many of the officers were known to be drunk at the Battle of Crater.
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : Pvt. Ezra P. Prentice
Writer's location : Camp near Petersburg
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 5th New York Veteran Volunteers Infantry
Addressee : Mother

Life on the picket lines-Trading with the Rebels.
Number of pages : 3

  3  
Writer : Parris M Lauw
Writer's location : Berryville, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 18th Connecticut Infantry
Addressee : Wife

Pertaining to the guerrillas operating in the area and tactics against them.
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : Ensign J. Louis Harris
Writer's location : Off Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay
Writer's Military Unit : Union, U.S.S. Chickasaw
Addressee : Dear Emmie

Fighting on board the ironclad "Chickasaw".
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : F. H. Bond
Writer's location : Fort Federal Hill Baltimore, MD
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Mother

John Brown-Rebel prisoners-Other war content.
Number of pages : 4. Illustrated.

  3  
Writer : Asst Surgeon C. James Terrell
Writer's location : East View?
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Unknown
Addressee : General William Taliaferro

Prays for victory and the relief of POWs - Mentions many taking the oath of allegiance to the U.S.
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : Edward H. Daugherty
Writer's location : Pine Bluff, AR
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 28th Wisconsin
Addressee : Brother

Fighting rebels in Arkansas and hanging a Confederate spy.
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : Matthew McCann
Writer's location : Camp before Petersburg
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 132nd Regiment
Addressee : Wife and Child

Fraternization - Pickets negotiate a cease fire at the front.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : N. Palmer
Writer's location : Martinsburg, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Parents

Description of camp life prior to battle.
Number of pages : 3. Illustrated.

  3  
Writer : "ALR"
Writer's location : Fort Hayes, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Brother

Patriotic letter - "In order to preserve this union unsullied and untarnished, slavery must become extinct"
Number of pages : 3. Illustrated.

  3  
Writer : Robert Taylor
Writer's location : Camp Casey Washington DC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 45th Pennsylvania Regiment Co. B
Addressee : Miss Rachel Ziza

Love Letter comments, see letter below from 10/27/1864 - 1. Seems that Haws wrote the letter for Taylor. 2. Both letters seem to be written in the same hand. 3. Both women live in Yelaington, Davis County, KY. 4. Both men are in the 45th PA Regiment. 5. Poetry is the same in both letters.
Number of pages : 3 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : Thorton Haws
Writer's location : Camp Casey Washington DC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 45th Pennsylvania Regiment Co. B
Addressee : Miss Pegga Taylor

Love Letter comments, see letter above from 10/26/1864 - 1. Seems that Haws wrote the letter for Taylor. 2. Both letters seem to be written in the same hand. 3. Both women live in Yelaington, Davis County, KY. 4. Both men are in the 45th PA Regiment. 5. Poetry is the same in both letters.
Number of pages : 3 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : Pvt. James E. Russell
Writer's location : Point Lookout, MD
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 5th Massachusetts Cavalry
Addressee : Friend Mr. Okson

Colored cavalryman warns the rebels that the black Yankees are coming.
Number of pages : 4. Illustrated.

  3  
Writer : Edward Minnie (?)
Writer's location : Before Petersburg, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Miss. Mary Marsh

Trading sugar and coffee for tobacco - also trading hats for rebel caps.
Number of pages : 3 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : 2nd Lt. Charles W. Smith
Writer's location : Near Petersbury, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 1st Connecticut Artillery
Addressee : Miss Emma Leach

Yankee deserts to the rebels.
Number of pages : 3 1/2 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : Capt. S. Boyer Davis
Writer's location : Johnson's Island, OH
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Unknown
Addressee : My Dear Friends

POW letter written the night before Davis was to be hanged as a spy.
Number of pages : 1

  3  
Writer : Pvt. E.A. Klipstein
Writer's location : Camp 8th VA Regiment
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 8th Virginia Infantry
Addressee : Son James

Goose shoot between Yankee and Confederate soldiers.
Number of pages : 2

  3  
Writer : James Henderson
Writer's location : Camp 67th, OH
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 67th Ohio Infantry
Addressee : Brother and Sister

Exchange papers with rebels - Rebels keep constant firing at night to prevent desertions but they still occur.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : William H. Green
Writer's location : Nashville, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 45th New York Volunteers
Addressee : Father and Mother

Tenessee women spit tobacco and smoke cigars - 14 year old deserter.
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : H.D. Burr
Writer's location : On the Weldon Road
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 2nd Connecticut Artillery
Addressee : Sister

"What an ocean of blood it has taken to wipe out the stain of slavery"
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : Pvt. Charles B. Church
Writer's location : Camp near Petersburg, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 122nd Ohio Infantry
Addressee : Parents

Description of an execution.
Number of pages : 3 and envelope. Illustrated.

  3  
Writer : Samuel L. Graham
Writer's location : Aunt Fanny Daniel's House
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 34th Virginia Infantry
Addressee : Cousins

Evacuation and fall of Richmond.
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : Charles L. Fales
Writer's location : Near Clover Hill (Appomattox 30 miles from Lynchburg, VA)
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 11th Massachusetts. Volunteers
Addressee : Sister

Lee's surrender.
Number of pages : 4. Illustrated.

  3  
Writer : Col. William McArthur
Writer's location : Near Appomattox Courthouse in the field, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 8th Maine Volunteers
Addressee : Father

Lee's surrender.
Number of pages : 3 1/2

  3  
Writer : Corp. Patrick Murphy
Writer's location : Camp near Burksville, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Uncle and Aunt

Lee's Surrender and Lincoln's Assassination.
Number of pages : 3. Illustrated.

  3  
Writer : Capt. Samuel C. Pierce
Writer's location : Suffolk, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 3rd New York Cavalry
Addressee : Dearest Ellen

Lincoln's Assassination.
Number of pages : 8

  3  
Writer : Corp. Arthur M. Stone
Writer's location : Richmond, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 34th Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Mother

Surrender of Johnston - Assassination of Lincoln - Appomattox captured flags sent to Washington, DC.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : L.A. Jobe
Writer's location : Gainsville, AL
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 9th Mississippi Cavalry
Addressee : Dearest Kate

Surrender of General Canby and General Johnston.
Number of pages : 3 1/2

  3  
Writer : Col. William McArthur
Writer's location : Near Richmond, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 8th Maine Volunteers
Addressee : Father

War's End.
Number of pages : 2

  3  
Writer : John Allen
Writer's location : Hoffman House, NY
Writer's Military Unit : N/A, Civilian
Addressee : Nephew

"What an eventful month has been the last in the history of the nation" - mentions surrender of Lee and assassination of Lincoln.
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : Thomas J. Moore
Writer's location : U.S. Military Prison Johnson's Island, OH
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Unknown
Addressee : Cousin

Confederate prisoner hates to take The Oath of Allegiance.
Number of pages : 1

  3  
Writer : Pvt. Charles W. Wall
Writer's location : Washington, DC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, New York Volunteers
Addressee : Capt. William Morgan

Requests leniency for having insulted the captain while drunk.
Number of pages : 2 1/2

  3  
Writer : Frank
Writer's location : Brooklyn, NY
Writer's Military Unit : N/A, Probably a Civilian
Addressee : Mrs. Morehouse

"If anyone has wrongs to correct, the ballot box is the place to do it and not the battlefield"
Number of pages : 3 and envelope.