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Newton's Apple, the award-winning national science program for kids, has a companion Web site with lots of good lesson plans and activities. The Science Try Its page contains hands-on science activities from the past six seasons of shows, including such things as making a barometer and a hovercraft. Each Try It includes a description, illustration, and explanation of the science behind the result. Teachers, parents, and kids will love how easy it is to conduct experiments that can be completed w
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Beem Letter, December 1863 (page 3)
gone in, and perhaps a number of others will yet
go in. None of Co. "H" have reenlisted, nor do I think
any will. They all know that I do not propose to
stay in the service, but whether my example
has any influence on them or not is more than
I can tell. I am neither trying to persuade them
to go in, nor saying anything to keep them from it,
but leave them to decide for themselves. I think those
who reenlist for another three years are entitled
to get praise, bu

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Beem Letter, December 1863 (page 2)
the head ache when I get up in the morning.
I have no doubt you are eating a good turkey
dinner about this time. At least I hope so, and
may you have a good appetite to eat some of the
choice dressing and bosom of the turkey. Next Christ=
mas, my dear, I will be with you, and will you
have a turkey dinner for me?
I think I remember what I did, and where
I was at, this day two years ago. I was in Romney,
boarding at Mrs. Bowles', and had a nice turkey,
and

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Old Union Wagon (page 3)
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Beem Letter, October 1861 (page 3)

killed several hundred of the enemy and
took 13 prisoners-- Providence is certainly
on our side, or we would not come off so
well.
Now, my dear Hala, you must excuse this
hastily written letter. I have written several
letters to-day and am getting tired. I am very
thankful that I have come out as safely as I have.
It is true I have been in some danger, but
I never felt like being afraid in the least. I am
in a good cause and intend to do my duty.
It seems

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Union Position Near the Centre—Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863
Officers mounted on horses watch the battle taking place in the field in front of them. A group of soldiers marches towards the battle. Artillerymen are loading and firing cannons. A crop is in the field in the distance. In the field next to it men are lying on the ground. In the lower left corner a man is being carried on a stretcher.
Author(s): Guernsey, Alfred H.
Alden, Henry M.

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Quickstep of the Eleventh Indiana Volunteers (page 1)
Cover illustration: Portrait of Col. Dan Macauly.,Composed for the piano
Author(s): Schonacker, H. J. (Hubert J.) [composer]

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Monday 22nd August [1864]
Fanny Chamberlain is sick and the doctor believes her illness is due to overindulgence in grief. The paper reported that state authorities in Indianapolis have seized 21 boxes of arms sent there for the use of the Sons of Liberty, a disloyal organization that wants to overthrow the government. Marie says they are becoming very outspoken in their treason.,Monday 22nd August [1864]
Clear and more
pleasant. We washed. Cecile went
up to see Fanny Chamberlain she is
sick, the Doctor

Author(s): Brandt, Marie Ester, 1823-1915

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Beem Letter, December 1862 (page 1)
Letter from David Beem to his wife Hala written on Christmas Day while he is serving with Company H of the 14th Indiana Volunteer Regiment in Virginia. Beem tells his wife that Christmas is just another day for the soldiers in the army. Many of the men have chosen to celebrate the holiday by drinking whiskey and spending the day drunk. Beem is homesick and looks forward to Christmases spent at home. He seems to miss the traditional turkey dinner most of all.,Falmouth, Va.,
Christmas

Author(s): Beem, David Enoch, 1837-1923

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Beem Letter, December 1861 (page 3)
I think if I was there I could get your Christmas gift; but certainly
it would afford me a great deal of pleasure to be able to give
you a gift of some kind, which I would most assuredly do if I
was with you tonight. It will be a dry Christmas to me. We
will have but little to amuse us, and nothing to remind
us that that it is Merry Christmas. But I am very comfortably
situated, boarding with a pleasant and religious family, and
I could not expect anything better while

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Beem Letter, December 1861
Love letter from David Beem to his fiancee Hala (Mahala Joslin) on Christmas Eve while he is serving with Company H of the 14th Indiana Volunteer Regiment in Virginia. Beem talks about the current hardships of their separation but looks forward to a happy future together. He wonders how Hala is spending the holiday and wishes they could be together.
Author(s): Beem, David Enoch, 1837-1923

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Beem Letter, December 1861 (page 1)
Love letter from David Beem to his fiancee Hala (Mahala Joslin) on Christmas Eve while he is serving with Company H of the 14th Indiana Volunteer Regiment in Virginia. Beem talks about the current hardships of their separation but looks forward to a happy future together. He wonders how Hala is spending the holiday and wishes they could be together.,Romney, Va., Dec 24th 1861
Dearest Hala,
Your very welcome favor of the 15th came
to hand just now, and I really don’t think I have re

Author(s): Beem, David Enoch, 1837-1923

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Happy Christmas To You
A spray of forget-me-not flowers decorates the front of the card. Part of the background has been cut out behind the flowers as if they are next to a window. A basket of forget-me-nots decorates the back of the card.
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Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers Solomon Meredith
The General is wearing a full-length military coat. His hair is cut short and he has chin whiskers.,Solomon Meredith was born in North Carolina and moved to Wayne County, Indiana in 1829. He was a close friend of Governor Morton. In October 1862 he was made Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers and overall Command of the Iron Brigade. He was badly wounded at Gettysburg and eventually given garrison assignments until the end of the war. He was made Surveyor General of Montana in 1867, and resigned
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Heaven Bless Your Christmas
Message side of card.
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Season's Greetings
A rural snow scene is on the left side of the card. Pine trees are set against a snow covered landscape. The front of the postcard also includes a Christmas stamp honoring the Red Cross. It is dated 1918.,The message reads: Best wishes for A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year. Nettie R. ??, Delphos, Kans.
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My Best Wishes
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Merry Christmas To You
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Frank H. Kiser letter to Kate Ballard, July 1, 1864
Mr. Kiser writes of a sore arm. The heat is intense and is contributing to more deaths in camp at a rate of ten to fifteen per day.,Transcripts provided by previous owner. Catharine (Kate) Ballard became Catharine (Kate) Garman when she married George Garman in October, 1864.
Author(s): Kiser, Frank H.

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