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.
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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
Author(s): Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries,

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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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Mr. George Ham 57 reg,Transcripts provided by previous owner.
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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
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not offended at anything that I have said or done you have not forgotten how to write have you then why is it I never hear from you anymore perhaps my letters have lost their power to please and to not interest you any longer if so I cannot help it I know there is but little merit in them but they are the effusions of an honest heart our Regiment is on Provost duty in Chattanooga our Brigade is stationed here Gen Wagner has command of the post our Brigade was first to enter the Rebel Strong
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Remember me while far awayAnd Absent from thy sightAnd I will do the same by theeWith pleasure and delight,Transcripts provided by previous owner.
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