Portrait of a Young Couple
A young man and woman are seated side by side in the photographer's studio. Her hair is curly and is parted in the middle and pulled back. She is wearing a patterned blouse with ruffled collar and a plain skirt. He is wearing a dark suit and bowtie with a white shirt. His dark hair is parted in the middle and slicked down.
Portrait of a Young Woman in a Linen Blouse
Portrait of a young woman wearing a linen blouse trimmed with lace. Her dark hair is pulled back and tied with a ribbon. She is also wearing a watch on a chain around her neck.
Family Portrait on the Front Porch
A man and woman and their daughter pose for the camera on the porch of their house. The parents are standing and the little girl sits in a rocker with a cat in her lap and a collie behind her. It is a summer day with the trees and flowers in bloom.
Portrait of a Man with Muttonchop Sideburns and Mustache
Portrait of a man with blonde hair, muttonchop sideburns and a mustache. He is wearing a light suit and vest with a high collar and a dark tie. He is looking to his right in three quarter view.
Portrait of a Young Man
This young man poses for the photographer in dark suit, tie, vest, and a light patterned shirt. He is clean shaven with his dark hair neatly combed and parted.
Company boys who had been home on furlough informed me that such was the case, that is all I heard about it, that is why I said you were partial to the name is your Anderson fellow of that name? If so be very careful for men of that name are very inconstant you know that though without my telling it to you I am very sorry to hear that you had such a bad time at the fair I would have been there myself, but my business was of such a character that I couldn’t very well leave it I suppose it
of Sulphur told me about it it is So Bad to think about so many of the Boys being Killed I suppose you have heard of the death of Mahlon Hendricks & John Modlin? Of the 36th Regt I also hear that Francis Sanders is dead though I cannot vouch for the truth of it Kate I Just tell you the Boys are nearly all gone that come from our Neighborhood it nerely kills me some when I get thinking about it oh how I miss them there is Ike McCllelan and Martin Conner Lewis Yost Mel Hendricks, John Modl
were sent to this camp. There was eleven from our regiment. We are inside the fortress I am going to stay here all summer and perhaps until my time is out if I get along all right dont tell anybody I said so I never expect to get into another fight if I can help it. Unless those rebs will attack us here, and if they do that they will get the worst whipping they ever got. Old Rosy never was defeated yet. He won eighteen victories. The rebels moved up on Shelbyville Pike within five miles
for duty for the last two weeks, but am once more all right, and I am very glad of it too, my sickness commenced with the Diarrhoea and pain in my back and shoulder. I think it was caused by the exposure at the battle oF Shiloh. We laid in the rain several days without a cloth or blankets and that was enough to sicken any person. There is a great deal of sickness in the army now. I must tell you that our quartermaster died about two hours ago. It is J. W. Connell, he used to be our first lie
When I picture to myself the good time we might have together among those Quaker girls and the Satisfaction of working together once more, I almost regret my Step. But I hope all will come out all right yet. There might be a chance to be such a termination of affairs as would enable me yet to accept your offer, though I hardly expect such a thing. At least for the present, I can give you no encouragement to that effect. I am perfectly got down at the news of those joining the church. Most of
Nashville and did not get it for some time after it come but they saybetter late than neverI had a good time goingto Nashville and coming back It being the firsttime I had been on anySuch excursions for a longtime. As I come back IStoped at the the Regt. AndStayed two days it wasa pleasant visit to meafter a months absenceyou spoke of your correspondentyou once had in the old Regthe was an intimate friend of mine I have often heardhim speak of you hewas a fine young man but alas how often our
lines present a formidable appearanceand woe betide the Rebel horde who shallever attempt to scale their walls many a known Rebel will be called to his last accountbefore he walks the streets of Chattanoogaexcept it to be as a “Prisoner of war” Bragg’sHeadquarters can be seen from our camp the whole Rebel Army is within a cannonshot of town yesterday we underwent a bombardment they shelled the town; a few shellsburst in our camp, no one was hurt thatI heard of, we are expecting a fighthe
neglect I really did not mean it for I believe you have answered my other letter and that it has been lost I got a letter from Mollie R. the other day She is an interesting correspondent a kind and good girl one that impressed me favorably at first sight nor has the esteem I then had for her changed yet I wish her better perhaps I may when I return from the army She has a feeling for the Soldiers in the field as she has lost a brother who was a soldier too She is a good girl and I like he
(judging from appearances) seem very likely to do for every day our linesare attacked Somewhere roving bandsof Rebels are hovering along our linesall the time Seeking a weak placewhere they may strike a blow the lasttime I was on picket a man was shot onthe same Just where I stood well thesesmall parties mean something they areforerunners of larger ones or they wouldnot have ventured so close to our lines we havebeen sending some reenforcements from here to Ft.Donelson thus weakening our f
in every direction and the flowering shrubs with which the sides of the roads were lined rendered it a perfect paradise a place where Angels might delight to wander and mortals rest in peace but it appears where man is most blest he is most rebellious Adam could not rest contented in Eden neither could the people here but joined with other rebellious states in bringing our government into civil war and converting their beautiful State into a field on which some of the mightiest battle has bee
the night in the open air the next morning we again Started And marched five or six miles and stopped for the wagons to come up but they didn’t come and we had to bivouac in the open air as before but I must hasten as I have but a little time to write we reached Bowling-Green the fifth day of our march we camped in one of old Buckners Camping grounds to recruit our strength and to await an opportunity to cross the river (Barren) we remained here for three days when we were ordered to cros
All my life closed in upon us our tents had all been first on the wagons and they put aboard the Cars and there we were all exposed to the fury of the mighty winter storm without fire (there being no wood at hand) and without covering it is a great wonder that we did not all freeze to death I suppose we were spared for new privations the next morning we got aboard the Cars and finally got started on our journey the day was intensely cold and also the night following and we were in open cars
Byron Ballard letter to Aaron Ballard, June 11, 1871
Mr. Ballard writes about family news and genealogy.,Transcripts provided by previous owner.
Old Virginia it is bad enough the people is all ruined and the Country is worn out the Bigwigs Bankrupted and the poor ones got not there pay but they are making a living & some of them doing pretty well merchants- millers and those who own bottoms on there farms uncle Joseph Heckman has a good mill and is doing very well his children is all married the youngest is there with him Gretel & Ferd one of them is of old Canbys Squires one a wife & one child the other just a wife uncle & aunt
(Undated fragment on the back with different handwriting. This information about the Faezels was apparently written by Olive Pearson.2 of 6Cousin Aron & cousin Joseph & cousin Rachel Feazle have all deceased Joseph Feazels family have all left this country Irene And Thomas went to Georgia some years before the war Jacob and Hunts? That merrie party they went to Ka? However & drove and kitchen tha married Nancy and Ward married Sarah they went to Withe (Wythe) County Va we hear they are doing