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come to Nashville to work on Bridge if I would say so. I don’t hardly know what to say in regard to that matter I am afraid you could not stand to live on the fare that you would get; and besides that I understand that they are all armed, so as to defend themselves against Guerrillas which are very common in this county, if you could get employed at a Post why I would say come on, but as it is I will not say so. You can use your own pleasure although I would like to see you down here. Ve
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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
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William H. Missimer letter to George Garman, July 17, 1859
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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
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You doubtless have heard of the Bloody Battle of Chickamauga fought ner Chattanooga we suffered mutch in that fight 5 of our boys fell dead and 11 wounded I am sorry to inform you that Friend Peter Harter was killed a better Soldier never Shouldered a musket indeede he was a good boy. the wounded that are here are doing very well Some of them I guess are at home. Since then two of our boys have been taken prisoners Namely Eli Mclleland and Joseph Thompson we are not certain whether Eli is a
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the beauties of the surrounding scenery the soft Southern breezes as they move the dark green branches of the cedars on the Mountainsides makes me think of the deep deep Sea with its rolling billows in this Secluded spot (shut out from almost all the rest of the world) is stationed four Reg’ts and one Battery (the Brigade of Gen’l Wagner, no other force nearer than twelve miles but this is considered sufficiently strong to hold this place against the Enemy the citizens of Grundy and the s
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(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
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we have marched about 100 miles Since I received your last we left Louisville on the 8th and reached Bardstown on the 13th after a disagreeable march of five days we remained there but two days arriving there on Sunday evening and leaving the next Wednesday we were ordered to Sommerset but on hearing of Zollicoffer’s defeat we received Countermanding orders and were ordered to encamp at Camp Young five miles east of Lebanon here we remained for two weeks and probably would have been there
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I must give you a joke of one of our Old Baptist Preachers he was a strong southerner A party sprang up in our county called the red string society. which controlled the county & got all the offices. A red ribbon in the buttonhole The old hardshell was much opposed to the red string party. Rev Enoch Reeves being a Democrat. One Sunday morning started to fill an appointment Met his bull near his farm with a red string a round it horns. He wheeled his horse around got his gun & shot his bul
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Brother Everett lived in the corner of Fayette County Near Gauley Brige and I heard he was about to sell out just after the war closed but I have never heard anything? from him since and I feel uneasy about him Fare well Aaron B Nancy B Aunt Mary Harter & Fourrelyce? Peyton Pearson (Address)To Mr Aron BallardHenry county Indianaby the politeness of Mr J. L Stone,Transcripts provided by previous owner.
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Pulaski Co Ill April 11 th 1870 Dear Brother and Sister I take my pen in hand to write you a few lines to let you know that we are tolerable well at this time and hope that these lines may find you enjoying the same all spring I shelled and sowed up a two bushel sack of seed corn I picked for the hardest and some yellow for the Earliest I think if you plant in the forepart of May it wil be out of the way by frost by the fore part of Sept I sent it to Villiaridg this Evening ordered it ma
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(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
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Flour is seven dollars per barrel and tobacco is higher than it ever was before it is from fifteen to thirty dollars per hundred in the leaf. but it is time I was bringing my letter to a Close I hope you will write to me without delay as soon as you Receive this I will have a better chance to write to you now that I have had before and I will be more attentive to anser your letters than I have been before So I hope you will write to me as Soon as you receive this badly written letter from yo
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and John Winston they are both fine healthy boys Thomas was 4 years old 24th day of last March John 2 years old 18th of same month our fourth one is a girl we call her Mary Jane She was born the 12th of June last I wrote you a letter a year or more ago but never received anny answer so I concluded that everyone was sick I want you to write me as soon as you receive this and let me know how you are coming on giving me all the news you have promised you would come to visit your friends but hav
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To Mr Aaron Ballard Henry County Indiana Favored by Mr Lewis m Carter,Transcripts provided by previous owner.
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Towncreek Va June the 2 1867 Dear Neice I take the present opportunity to answer your kind letter of the 28 March which came to home a few days ago we were glad to receive it & hear from you it seems the letters are a long time a coming glad to hear you were all well & doing so well in that Country by the tender mercy of God we are all tolerable well father and mother are well they went from here this morning I am uneasy about brother Joseph we have not had but one letter from him s
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Elizabeth and Thomas Pearson letter to Nancy and Aaron Ballard, March 4, 1860
The Pearsons write about family matters.,Transcripts provided by previous owner.
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Franklin Co Va May the 9th 1857Dear Brother and SisterWe hav this opportunity to write you a few lines in answer to your kind and affectionate letter received last mo We are glad to hear from you all, but sorry to hear of the death of Katherine Thomas & Elizabeth Harter We greatly sympathesize with these our friends we hear of this loss we can only adopt the last page of David. They cannot come to us but we can go to them we trust they rest from their labours... we have here a great deal of r
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