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1848: Joseph Coward William Applegate to Jacob Irons Applegate

This letter was written by Joseph Coward William Applegate (1808-1893), the son of William Applegate (1763-1835) and Hannah Potter Warner (1770-1860) of Toms River, Monmouth (now Ocean) county, New Jersey. Joseph wrote the letter to his older brother, Jacob Irons Applegate (1795-1875) and his wife, Rebecca Page (1794-1865). Joseph was married to Zelphia Ann Potter…

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1866: William Frederick White to Ivers White

This letter was written by William Frederick (“Fred”) White (1834-Aft1920), the son of Ivers White (1804-1884)—a house, carriage, and ornamental painter residing in Ashburnham, Worcester county, Massachusetts. Fred’s mother was Zoa Lawrence (1804-After 1865); his sister was Annie Eliza Celestia White (1841-1901). All are mentioned in the letter. During the Civil War, Ivers White served as…

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1818: James Noble to Nehemiah Noble

This fascinating letter was written by James Noble (1795-1842), the son of Capt. Nehemiah Noble (1756-1826)—a veteran of the Revolutionary War—and his wife Sabra Skinner (1754-1831) of Bethel, Windsor county, Vermont. James mentions his brother Perez Bradford Noble (1793-1889) in the letter. Perez married Abigail Williams (1810-1902) and resided in Chautaugua county, New York. We learn…

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Notes on Western Scenery, Manners, &c.

by Washington Marlatt, 1848

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Recollections of Army Life

by Charles A. Frey

The Civil War Letters of William Kennedy

Co. B, 91st New York Infantry

The Glorious Dead

Letters from the 23rd Illinois Infantry, the 111th Pennsylvania Infantry, the 64th New York Infantry, and the 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Cornelius Van Houten

1st New Jersey Light Artillery

Letters of Charley Howe

36th Massachusetts Volunteers

Sgt. Major Fayette Lacey

Co. B, 37th Illinois Volunteers

"These few lines"

the pocket memorandum of Alexander C. Taggart

The Civil War Letters of Will Dunn

Co. F, 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteers

Henry McGrath Cannon

Co. A, 124th New York Infantry & Co. B, 16th New York Cavalry

Civil War Letters of Frederick Warren Holmes

Co. H, 77th Illinois Volunteers

"Though distant lands between us be"

Civil War Letters of Monroe McCollister, Co. B, 6th OVC

"Tell her to keep good heart"

Civil War Letters of Nelson Statler, 211th PA

"May Heaven Protect You"

14th Connecticut drummer boy's war-time correspondence with his mother

Moreau Forrest

Lt. Commander in the US Navy during the Civil War

Diary of the 29th Massachusetts Infantry

Fighting with the Irish Brigade during the Peninsula Campaign

"Till this unholy rebellion is crushed"

Letters of Dory & Morty Longwood, 7th Indiana

"I Go With Good Courage"

The Civil War Letters of Henry Clay Long, 11th Maine Infantry

"This is a dreadful war"

The Civil War Letters of Jacob Bauer, 16th Connecticut, & his wife Emily

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Lloyd Willis Manning Letters

3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Co. I

The Yankee Volunteer

A Virtual Archive of Civil War Likenesses collected by Dave Morin

William Henry Jordan

Co. K, 7th Rhode Island Infantry

No Cause to Blush

The Bancroft Collection of Civil War Letters

William A. Bartlett Civil War Letters

Company D, 37th Massachusetts Infantry

The John Hughes Collection

A Virtual Archive of his Letters, 1858-1869

The Civil War Letters of Rufus P. Staniels

Co. H, 13th New Hampshire Volunteers

This is Indeed A Singular War

The Civil War Letters of Henry Scott Murray, 8th New York Light Artillery

The Letters of James A. Durrett

Co. E, 18th Alabama Infantry

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