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Letter From George W. Porter To Francis P. Porter, George W. Porter Oct 1866

Letter From George W. Porter To Francis P. Porter, George W. Porter

Harvey Collection Letters

George describes his current lot in Clinton and his interest in buying a property there. George speculates about John Logan's electoral fortunes.


Letter From Huldah Porter To Francis P. Porter, Huldah Porter Oct 1866

Letter From Huldah Porter To Francis P. Porter, Huldah Porter

Harvey Collection Letters

In her update to Francis, Huldah reports that George and his partner Grace have moved into town. The family is engaged in various harvesting tasks at this time of year.


Letter From John Porter To Francis P. Porter, John Porter Aug 1866

Letter From John Porter To Francis P. Porter, John Porter

Harvey Collection Letters

John Porter updates Francis on the family and asks how she is enjoying Ohio. He says he will attempt to help Thomas get a job at the Clinton School if he wishes to teach there. George and his partner Grace are in Clinton at this time.


Letter From Mary Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Mary Armstrong Jun 1866

Letter From Mary Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Mary Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Mary inquires with Francis whether Thomas could help her get a teaching position in Clinton if he is staying at the school another year.


Letter From Flavilla Armstrong To Thomas S. Armstrong, Flavilla Armstrong May 1866

Letter From Flavilla Armstrong To Thomas S. Armstrong, Flavilla Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Flavilla provides an account of the Armstrong family's activities and that of their neighbors. The Armstrongs await word of Thomas's plans for the summer once his school closes.


Letter From Jacob G. Armstrong To Thomas S. Armstrong, Jacob G. Armstrong Nov 1865

Letter From Jacob G. Armstrong To Thomas S. Armstrong, Jacob G. Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Jacob has at last received the money Thomas sent from Annapolis and suggests suing the courier service for interest. The sum will be used to pay debts and bolster the family's farming business.


Letter From Jacob G. Armstrong To Thomas S. Armstrong, Jacob G. Armstrong Oct 1865

Letter From Jacob G. Armstrong To Thomas S. Armstrong, Jacob G. Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Jacob congratulates Thomas on the prospect of having "in one year a little Boy" and his securing a teaching position. Jacob Armstrong reports on a local county fair and responds to Thomas's inquiry about buying property in Clinton, Illinois.


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong Jul 1865

Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Thomas discusses marriage and heading west to visit Francis. He reveals that $1,500 he sent home from Annapolis has not arrived and may be lost.


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong Jul 1865

Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Mustered out on his birthday, Thomas asks to marry Francis and reports of his reunion with family at home.


Letter From George W. Porter To Francis P. Porter, George W. Porter Jul 1865

Letter From George W. Porter To Francis P. Porter, George W. Porter

Harvey Collection Letters

George reports that the Army of the Tennessee will be mustered out in its entirety. He intends to head home with the 78th OVI.


Letter From George W. Porter To Francis P. Porter, George W. Porter Jun 1865

Letter From George W. Porter To Francis P. Porter, George W. Porter

Harvey Collection Letters

George requests news from home.


Letter From Charles M. Cornyn To Thomas S. Armstrong, Charles M. Cornyn Jun 1865

Letter From Charles M. Cornyn To Thomas S. Armstrong, Charles M. Cornyn

Harvey Collection Letters

Discharge orders for Thomas.


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong Jun 1865

Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Thomas intends to be mustered out honorably and hopes to secure a position in The Select School when he is discharged. He is dismayed by the "loose morals" and licentiousness of the "fashionable world" he has witnessed in Richmond and Washington.


Letter From George W. Porter To Francis P. Porter, George W. Porter Jun 1865

Letter From George W. Porter To Francis P. Porter, George W. Porter

Harvey Collection Letters

George considers his employment options when he returns home.


Letter From Mary Armstrong To Thomas S. Armstrong, Mary Armstrong Jun 1865

Letter From Mary Armstrong To Thomas S. Armstrong, Mary Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Mary inquires about Thomas's options for resigning from the Army and reviews the consequences of a recent lawsuit against the family.


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong Jun 1865

Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Thomas details his trip to Washington from Annapolis. He is uncertain about whether he will have to stay in the service following the 6th Corps's review.


Letter From George W. Porter To Francis P. Porter, George W. Porter May 1865

Letter From George W. Porter To Francis P. Porter, George W. Porter

Harvey Collection Letters

George informs Francis that Thomas's Corps is traveling to Washington. He urges Francis to buy government livestock and reports on a party attended by several Union Generals.


Letter From George W. Porter To Francis P. Porter, George W. Porter May 1865

Letter From George W. Porter To Francis P. Porter, George W. Porter

Harvey Collection Letters

George believes he will be mustered out after the "grand review" procession. He has decided not to join the Regular Army due to his family's protests.


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong May 1865

Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Thomas will be heading by train to join his regiment tomorrow. He asks Francis to consider his enlisting in the Mexican Republican army at the end of his term of service.


Letter From Henry P. Fox To Thomas S. Armstrong, Henry P. Fox May 1865

Letter From Henry P. Fox To Thomas S. Armstrong, Henry P. Fox

Harvey Collection Letters

Special orders for Thomas to rejoin the 122nd OVI.


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To F.D. Sewall, Thomas S. Armstrong Apr 1865

Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To F.D. Sewall, Thomas S. Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Thomas requests a 30 day leave of absence.


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong Apr 1865

Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Thomas tells Francis that he intends to quit the service if he can.


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong Apr 1865

Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Thomas describes the funeral procession for Abraham Lincoln in Washington D.C.; boarding in Annapolis, MD.


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong Apr 1865

Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Thomas and fellow officers are given leave to travel to Washington to attend President Abraham Lincoln's funeral.


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To William Armstrong, Thomas S. Armstrong Apr 1865

Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To William Armstrong, Thomas S. Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

Thomas mulls whether to stay in service with his old regiment or resign to take a teaching position in Clinton. He takes stock of the war's outlook and Abraham Lincoln's death.


Letter From F. D. Sewall To Thomas S. Armstrong, F.D. Sewall Apr 1865

Letter From F. D. Sewall To Thomas S. Armstrong, F.D. Sewall

Harvey Collection Letters

Special orders for Thomas to report to Camp Parole in Maryland at the conclusion of his Leave of Absence.


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong Apr 1865

Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong

Harvey Collection Letters

At home, Thomas describes his recent social activities in Zanesville. He responds in detail to questions Francis asks in a prior letter and asks to marry.


Letter From Charles M. Cornyn To Thomas S. Armstrong, Charles M. Cornyn Mar 1865

Letter From Charles M. Cornyn To Thomas S. Armstrong, Charles M. Cornyn

Harvey Collection Letters

Lt. Colonel Cornyn explains that upon Thomas's exchange, his position with the regiment will remain the same when he is mustered in.


Letter From Paymaster General's Office To Thomas S. Armstrong, Paymaster General's Office Mar 1865

Letter From Paymaster General's Office To Thomas S. Armstrong, Paymaster General's Office

Harvey Collection Letters

Army Paymaster's account of payments made to Thomas.


Letter From Henry P. Fox To Thomas S. Armstrong, Henry P. Fox Mar 1865

Letter From Henry P. Fox To Thomas S. Armstrong, Henry P. Fox

Harvey Collection Letters

Document granting leave of absence to Thomas