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    • Letter from M. J. Ross from Lebanon Junction, Kentucky

    • 1850 - 1900
    • Mrs. Alexander Ross (M. J. Ross) wrote this undated letter from Kingston to her cousin. She mentions her family and their health. The top portion of this letter is missing.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his children from Lebanon Junction, Kentucky

    • 1861
    • This undated letter is signed by James George, and includes a small greeting from Rhoda George written on the back They are starting for Lebanon, Kentucky and it was expected that Rhoda George would remain in Lebanon while James George went with...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from Rhoda George to her daughter Helen from Lebanon, Kentucky

    • 1861-12-18
    • Rhoda George wrote this letter from Lebanon Junction, Kentucy. She mentions her husband's military duties, family friends and life in Lebanon. She describes the bed bugs in her room and inquires about financial situations at home and money she...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter written by Rhoda George to her children from Lebanon, Kentucky

    • 1862-01-05
    • This letter is unsigned, but appears to be in Rhoda George's handwriting. She writes from Lebanon, Kentucky, that she has been sick. She longs for news from home and worries about her children and how they are faring without their parents. There...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter written by Rhoda George to her children from Lebanon, Kentucky

    • 1862-01-11
    • This letter is unsigned, but appears to be in Rhoda George's handwriting. She writes about the weather in Lebanon, Kentucky, and describes the unhealthy climate and sickness among the men. There are several men from around Wasioja that were in...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his children from near Jamestown, Kentucky

    • 1862-01-13
    • This letter is unsigned, but presumed to have been written by James George. It is dated eighteen sixty one, but James George's unit was not in this area until January of eighteen sixty two. This letter was written from camp in near Jamestown,...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter written by Rhoda George to her children from Lebanon, Kentucky

    • 1862-01-15
    • Rhoda George wrote this letter from Lebanon, Kentucky. She mentions that she has not seen her husband since January first and expresses concern over the fate of her husband. She predicts that more soldiers will die from disease caused by the...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter written by Rhoda George to her children from Lebanon, Kentucky

    • 1862-01-15
    • Rhoda George wrote this letter from Lebanon, Kentucky. She mentions that she has not seen her husband since January first and expresses concern over the fate of her husband. She predicts that more soldiers will die from disease caused by the...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his children, location unknown

    • 1862-01-21
    • James George wrote this letter from camp. The previous Sunday, they were attacked by rebel forces, but were able to drive them away. The rebel force left about two thoudsand mules and horses and other equipment worth about a half a million...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his children, location unknown

    • 1862-01-30
    • James George wrote this letter from camp and describes life with his troops and their regiment's battles. He mentions that Captain Markham was wounded and would be returning home. Rhoda George and Ned are in Danville and are on their way to meet...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his children, from near Nashville, Tennessee

    • 1862-03-18
    • James Greorge wrote this letter from camp near Nashville, Tennessee. He has heard reports that the rebels destroyed parts of the railroad between the camp and Louisville. His unit will be marching south the next day. He does not feel that they...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his children, location unknown

    • 1862-03-25
    • James Greorge wrote this letter from camp. He has not received mail in about a month and presumes it is because the Confederate forces control the area to the rear of his unit. He has heard of Union victories from the Potomac to the Gulf, but has...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his children from Columbia, Tennessee

    • 1862-04-01
    • James George wrote this letter while in camp near Columbia, Tennessee. He expects to go south again in a few days and join a force of about 170,000 men. He talks about his prospects for a promotion. Ned is scolded for using bad language.
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to Rhoda George from north of Alabama line

    • 1862-04-15
    • James George wrote this letter while in camp about forty miles north of the Alabama line. He has heard rumors that the enemy might make a stand near Cornith, Mississippi. His regiment now only has about five hundred able bodied men due to...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to Rhoda George from Cornith, Mississippi

    • 1862-04-26
    • James George wrote this letter from camp near Cornith, Mississippi. The health of everyone in camp has improved. They have moved to a new clean camp and everyone's health is improving. He urges her to write and to send her letters to the camp...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to Rhoda George from Cornith, Mississippi

    • 1862-05-04
    • James George wrote this letter from camp near Cornith, Mississippi. He has decioded to send his wife three hundred dollars instead of two hundred dollars. He advises her to not tell anyone about the money and to keep it with her at all times. He...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his wife and children from Cornith, Mississippi

    • 1862-05-07
    • James George wrote this letter from camp near Cornith, Mississippi. He has sent three hundred dollars by Captain T. Eifer to the express office in Red Wing. He expects to get paid another four hundred dollars at the first of the month. He has...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his wife and children from Cornith, Mississippi

    • 1862-05-16
    • James George wrote this letter in camp about four miles from Cornith, Mississippi. The weather is very hot. He now has additional medical aid and his health is improving. They are three miles from the enemy and expect a battle soon. The Fourth...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his wife and children from Cornith, Mississippi

    • 1862-06-01
    • James George wrote this letter in camp south of Cornith, Mississippi. He is very tired after several days of engagment with the enemy. Captain Kiefer returned after delivering three hundred dollars to the Red Wing express office for Rhoda. The...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his wife and children, location unknown

    • 1862-08-06
    • James George wrote this letter from camp. General McCook is near death. The general had been sick for about two weeks, requiring him to travel in a spring wagon. The wagon was usually in the front of the brigade and was attacked by rebels when...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from James George to his family, location unknown

    • 1862-08-07
    • James George wrote this letter from camp. After the general died the day before, they started marching. They had no tents the night before and he got wet from the dew. The men of the Ninth Ohio had been acting badly since the general died. ...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from Jennie Allen to Aunt, from Omro, Wisconsin

    • 1864
    • Jennie Allen writes this letter from Omro, Wisconsin. She has been writing to a young man in the army. Her father was quite sick, but is doing much better. She inquires how her aunt is doing and how she is getting along with her family during...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from Jacob Dieter to his wife and children from Osage City, Kansas

    • 1864-01-10
    • Jacob Dieter wrote this letter from Osage City, Kansas. He had two boils on his face. Mail has been slo9w coming from home but he believes that it is due to the heavy snows in Illinois and Wisconsin. New Years day it was twenty-two degrees below...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from Jacob Dieter to his wife and children from Osage City, Kansas

    • 1864-01-17
    • Jacob Dieter wrote this letter from Osage City, Kansas. He is doing well and expects to earn some more money if they stay in the same place. It is warmer and the snow is almost all gone. The rings that he sent home cost one dollar and fifteen...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from Jacob Dieter to his wife and children from Osage City, Kansas

    • 1864-01-21
    • Jacob Dieter wrote this letter from Osage City, Kansas. He is well and hopes they are all doing fine. He has already sent ten dollars home this month and expects to send another three dollars as soon as he gets paid. He earned one dollar...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from William Dieter to his son Jacob, Olmsted County, Minnesota

    • 1864-03-03
    • William Dieter wrote this letter from Olmsted County. He asks about Jacob's health and tells Jacob that his family is doing fine. The weather has been cold but is starting to warm up. Farmington and Zumbro voted a hundred dollars bounty. Martan...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from William Dieter to his son Jacob, Olmsted County, Minnesota

    • 1864-03-03
    • William Dieter wrote this letter from Olmsted County. He asks about Jacob's health and tells Jacob that his family is doing fine. The weather has been cold but is starting to warm up. Farmington and Zumbro voted a hundred dollars bounty. Martan...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society
    • Letter from Jacob Dieter to his wife and children from Warrensburg, Missouri

    • 1864-03-06
    • Jacob Dieter wrote this letter from Warrensburg, Missouri. He has earned twenty-eight dollars working out, but does not know if he will get more work. He tells Martha that Parks Penharlow is in the hospital, so the rumors that she had heard that...
    • Olmsted County Historical Society

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