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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 24, 1864]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time with the Confederate Army. He was grateful to receive her letters from home and detailed the marches that he had been enduring. Like many of the other men felt unwell, he felt unwell, and they were preparing for battle when he concluded the first part of his letter. The second part was written the next day after the soldier's new camp had been secured. The men were living off of a diet of oysters that day and John thought they might be reorganizing later that month. He wished he could see his children, especially his eldest son, Paul Osterhout, and hoped they would stay safe.
Date: January 24, 1864
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson

[Transcript of Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 24, 1864]

Description: Transcript of letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time with the Confederate Army. He was grateful to receive her letters from home and detailed the marches that he had been enduring. Like many of the other men, he felt unwell, and they were preparing for battle when he concluded the first part of his letter. The second part was written the next day after the soldier's new camp had been secured. The men were living off of a diet of oysters that day and John thought they might be reorganizing later that month. He wished he could see his children, especially his eldest son, Paul Osterhout, and hoped they would stay safe.
Date: January 24, 1864
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson

[Letter from S. C. Page, September 24, 1864]

Description: Letter from S. C. Page to friend discussing her travels to hospitals to tend to wounded soldiers from Louisiana. She took with her sacks of clothes and letters and gave money when she could. She was appalled at the injuries she saw and the lack of clothing some men received while they were hospitalized. Page went to multiple hospitals and introduced herself to the Louisianan soldiers to give them company. She earned the nickname "Lady Bountiful" during her travels.
Date: September 24, 1864
Creator: Page, S. C.

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 30, 1864]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time traveling with his oxen wagon. He and his companion, Jo, have had difficulties keeping the oxen in line and have been searching for the ones that have run off. On the route he has taken, he noticed a lot of cotton making its way to Mexico. He was asking around for the price of a bushel of wheat and because of the missing oxen, he was unable to purchase as much as he had planned. He closed his letter by telling her he would be unable to return home until December.
Date: October 30, 1864
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson

[Letter from Leyman Richardson to John Patterson Osterhout, May 14, 1866]

Description: Letter from Leyman Richardson to his friend, John Patterson Osterhout, in response to a letter John sent a month earlier. Leyman was grateful to hear that John had survived the Civil War and informed him of what was happening with the Richardson family. The government requested that Leyman be in charge of a school for children who were orphaned by the war, but decided it was too big of a project for his family. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout."
Date: May 14, 1866
Creator: Richardson, Leyman

[Letter from Libbie to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 1, 1869]

Description: Letter from Libbie to her aunt, Junia Roberts Osterhout, about life in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Libbie wrote of a recent, elegant wedding she had attended and some of the fashion she had been seeing recently. At school, she got held after for breaking one of the rules. The letter closed when it became too late for her to continue writing. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: March 1, 1869

[Letter from Sarah Hartly to Junia Roberts Osterhout, December 10, 1870]

Description: Letter from Sarah Hartly to Junia Roberts Osterhout. The letter was written in two parts on different days. In the first half, Sarah informs Junia of her daily life. In the second portion of the letter, she tells Junia that she recently received news of a death in the family and writes about how her children have grown.
Date: December 10, 1870
Creator: Hartly, Sarah

Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.

Description: Text of a speech by a Texas Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding acts committed by Indians against people living in certain counties of Texas, including the number of persons killed, injured, or kidnapped, and property stolen. The speech references a bill drafted to address the issue, titled "A bill for the better protection of the frontiers of Texas" and includes some dialogue with other Representatives.
Date: 1871
Creator: Degener, Edward, 1809-1890

Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.

Description: Text of a speech by a Texas Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding acts committed by Indians against people living in certain counties of Texas, including the number of persons killed, injured, or kidnapped, and property stolen. The speech references a bill drafted to address the issue, titled "A bill for the better protection of the frontiers of Texas" and includes some dialogue with other Representatives.
Date: 1871
Creator: Degener, Edward, 1809-1890