The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives - 62 Matching Results

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[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mollie Moore and Family, February 21, 1915]

Description: Letter to Mollie Moore and family from Birdie McKinley discussing family and local health, the sentencing of two men in her town, and miscellaneous news, including some about Christmas, other people who are going to write Mollie, and gardening. Birdie does not mention the crime committed in the case, but that the men involved were sentenced and she does not think they are guilty.
Date: February 21, 1915
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
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[Letter from Charles Moore to Elvira, Josephus, Matilda, and Ziza Moore, January 21, 1865]

Description: Letter from Charles Moore to Josephus, Elvira, Matilda, and Ziza Moore in which a transcribed letter from John Dixon recounts lawless times in Izard County, Arkansas. Charles goes on to write about his opinions on law and order, and then relays local news about friends and family.
Date: January 21, 1865
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles Moore to Elvira Moore, October 21, 1871]

Description: Letter to Elvira Moore from Charles Moore discussing his trip to Sherman, Texas, with Henry Moore to have wheat processed into flour, an account of the health of family and friends, and the transport of a man named Parker to Sherman, Texas in order to stand trial for the murder of a person named Peacock. Portions of the document have been destroyed and are illegible.
Date: October 21, 1871
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his Aunt, July 21, 1863]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his aunt in which he catches up on family news and comments on the daughter he has not yet met. He says that he sent a prescription to his wife to help heal her facial problem. He says he told William Berry of his son's death. Then he recounts speculation on Clara Berry's association with Dr. Van Dorn. He notes that a plantation house has been turned into a hospital and that one third of his men are sick.
Date: July 21, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 21, 1864]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara telling her that he is sending food, candy, and cloth. He requests that she sew the cloth into drawers and send them back to him. He states his salary will be $110 per month. He then lists his expenses. He tells Clara he has had Yellow Fever. He requests cotton socks. He ends by regretting not being able to spend Christmas with his family.
Date: December 21, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to his father A. D. Kennard,Jr, June 21, 1862]

Description: Letter from David S. Kennard to his father, A.D. Kennard, Jr., detailing news about his time in the camps by the White River in Arkansas and the news includes: the present location of David's regiment who has set up camps on the White River near De Valls, Arkansas; a dialogue about his company who attempted to travel to "Charles town" (Charleston, AR) by boat,fifty miles away, on the night of June the 16th only to discover the "feds" had captured the town that day; a discussion about marching to meet the company who was traveling to "Charles town"; an account of how his company prepared for battle on June the 18th; a detailed dialogue on the reason why they took a "stand"; a discussion about the fight at Charleston, AR; an account of the post-battle preparations of the regiment located near De Valls Bluff, AR; updates on his health and the health of his fellow soldiers; and a dialogue about selling his pony in Little Rock AR.
Date: June 21, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, December 21, 1884]

Description: Dinkie received their letter and was glad to hear they were doing well. She mentions the weather and how cold it has been. She went to town for fabric to make Sissie a dress. She asks what they are doing for Christmas. She mentions that Birdie is writing a letter to Linnet. She gave some butter to Pap and he sent some cranberries. She went with her mother to visit Ann Jones and Cassy. She hasn't see Bettie or Florence and Mary Dodd is very smart for a child. She asks about Linnet's schooling. Alice writes that she received a prize for best reader in class. She mentions the cold weather and killing hogs. Her mother finished her dress and her mother sold eggs in town. She mentions that family came to visit and she wishes Linnet was there to play with Birdie.
Date: December 21, 1884
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & McGee, Alice
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[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Family, December 21, 1883]

Description: She says that they are all doing well and were happy to hear from them. The have had winter weather and so have killed hogs. Laura Dorris died and her baby doesn't look like it will live long either. She tells her mother that Lina did not help her, but Mat did. Jim left to take Christmas and Lina brought apples. Willie is doing well and so is Birdie. Bill Jones left his wife in Ohio. She asks what her sister is doing for Christmas. If she cannot go to town she will send Willie. Her mother's flowers are doing well and she really wants them to visit. She has sewing to do, but her machine will not work. She asks that they write soon.
Date: December 21, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
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[Letter from Hamilton K. Redway to Loriette C. Redway, September 21, 1864]

Description: Letter from Hamilton K. Redway to Loriette C. Redway which discusses the regiment's move to Camp Piatt in West Virginia. Redway describes the terrain and mentions that the camp is close to the Kanawha river as well as to Charleston. He also discusses a possible visit by Loriette to the camp, but he details that he does not know if they will remain there for the winter. Redway notes the he is not sure he will be able to get a leave of absence and that he has not yet been paid. He sends his love to Loriette and his children in the letter's closing. He asks her to write him at Camp Piatt and gives her the address. The letter is dated September 21, 1864.
Date: September 21, 1864
Creator: Redway, Hamilton K.
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[Letter from Jim Cook Jr. to Linnet Moore, March 21, 1899]

Description: He had wondered why she had not written to him. Again she did not receive his letter and he did not receive her letter. He did not want her to feel that he was neglecting her or for her to question his feelings. His last letter was sixteen pages, he has so much to tell her, but he will wait until he hears from her to write it. He mentions his baseball game, but will wait to write the details. He hopes to hear from her and that she receives both of his letters. He mentions that he saw Lula and asked her to send his regards.
Date: March 21, 1899
Creator: Cook, Jim .
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from John H. Caldwell, February 21, 1863]

Description: John Caldwell has obtained leave of absence for sixty days. The reason for the leave of absence was because they would not let him retire and gave him the absence only if officers could be found to run his command. He wanted his captain to take command but the department would not allow it. Even if he had been granted retirement, it would have ended the same with a temporary command. He was able to acquiesced Dr. Col. Cunningham, a West Point graduate and a gentlemen to take the temporary command.
Date: February 21, 1863
Creator: Caldwell, John H.
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[Letter from Lillian to Linnet White, May 21, 1917]

Description: Letter to Linnet White from Lillian. She wrote to send Linnet her sympathies on the whooping cough Linnet and her daughter have and to express her excitement on the prospect of Linnet visiting this summer. She sends some news about her own well being along with her excitement.
Date: May 21, 1917
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