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Letter From Marshall Blair Clason To His Father, Marshall Blair Clason Dec 1863

Letter From Marshall Blair Clason To His Father, Marshall Blair Clason

The Letters of Marshall Clason

Marshall's regiment engaged in a skirmish with the rear guard of the Confederate forces during the Battle of Missionary Ridge. Before returning to the Chattanooga region, his regiment received a warm welcome in Morgantown, Tennessee. Marshall addresses a concern shared with him by his wife Anne that the Clason family believes she is encouraging him to stay in the army. He writes, "If I should be killed put the blame on me, if you think blame is anywhere." Now situated in the company's permanent camp, Marshall decides against taking leave of absence to visit family with so few ...


The Waterville Mail (Vol. 17, No. 25): December 25, 1863, Maxham & Wing Dec 1863

The Waterville Mail (Vol. 17, No. 25): December 25, 1863, Maxham & Wing

The Waterville Mail (Waterville, Maine)

Continues The Eastern Mail (July 1847-August 1863).
Published weekly, September 4, 1863 - May 9, 1906.
Publishers: Maxham & Wing (1863 - December 2,1885); Ephraim Maxham (December 1885); Wing & Wing (January 1886 - March 21, 1891); Charles G. Wing (March 21, 1891 - April 17, 1891); Prince & Wyman (April 17, 1891 - February 26, 1896); The Mail Publishing Company (February 26, 1896 - May 9, 1906).
See Gerould, W.G.: American newspapers, 1821-1836; Whittemore, E.C.: Centennial history of Waterville.
Colby Libraries catalog record (CBBcat): http://cbbcat.net/record=b1209701~S19
WorldCat record (OCLC): http://0-www.worldcat.org.library.simmons.edu/oclc/10486964


William C. Nelson To J.H. Nelson (24 December 1863), William Cowper Nelson (1841-1904) Dec 1863

William C. Nelson To J.H. Nelson (24 December 1863), William Cowper Nelson (1841-1904)

Correspondence

Glad to hear from home; unable to locate the trunk his parents had sent; sent up an application for a Leave of Absence but is afraid it won't be granted just yet; list of needed clothes; missing his family on Christmas eve night


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong Dec 1863

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

Harvey Collection Letters

Thomas encourages Francis in her "struggling with the world."


Unknown To Maria C. Nelson (20 December 1863), Author Unknown Dec 1863

Unknown To Maria C. Nelson (20 December 1863), Author Unknown

Correspondence

Concerning the enlistment, remaining in Mississippi and their inability to find clothing for the author and Amelia


William C. Nelson To Maria C. Nelson (19 December 1863), William Cowper Nelson (1841-1904) Dec 1863

William C. Nelson To Maria C. Nelson (19 December 1863), William Cowper Nelson (1841-1904)

Correspondence

Glad to have received word from home; distraught over the death of Andrew Govan; intention to obtain a "Leave of Absence" if possible in January so that he could return home for a visit; lists needed clothes and says if he returns home on furlough he will only take the clothes on his back as he wants to bring as much back with him as possible


The Waterville Mail (Vol. 17, No. 24): December 18, 1863, Maxham & Wing Dec 1863

The Waterville Mail (Vol. 17, No. 24): December 18, 1863, Maxham & Wing

The Waterville Mail (Waterville, Maine)

Continues The Eastern Mail (July 1847-August 1863).
Published weekly, September 4, 1863 - May 9, 1906.
Publishers: Maxham & Wing (1863 - December 2,1885); Ephraim Maxham (December 1885); Wing & Wing (January 1886 - March 21, 1891); Charles G. Wing (March 21, 1891 - April 17, 1891); Prince & Wyman (April 17, 1891 - February 26, 1896); The Mail Publishing Company (February 26, 1896 - May 9, 1906).
See Gerould, W.G.: American newspapers, 1821-1836; Whittemore, E.C.: Centennial history of Waterville.
Colby Libraries catalog record (CBBcat): http://cbbcat.net/record=b1209701~S19
WorldCat record (OCLC): http://0-www.worldcat.org.library.simmons.edu/oclc/10486964


William C. Nelson To Maria C. Nelson (18 December 1863), William Cowper Nelson (1841-1904) Dec 1863

William C. Nelson To Maria C. Nelson (18 December 1863), William Cowper Nelson (1841-1904)

Correspondence

Worries that he has not heard from home for a while; going into winter quarters; the successor for General Posey has not yet been decided; reading quite a lot now; calling on acquaintances in the vicinity of Orange and has made several lady friends; rumor that Lee would be sent south to command Bragg's Army; mentions his Sister and the Cage family; and mentions activities of William Forbes Stearns


Letter From Robert Patterson To His Mother Julia Dated December 17, 1863, Robert Patterson Dec 1863

Letter From Robert Patterson To His Mother Julia Dated December 17, 1863, Robert Patterson

Patterson Family Correspondence

This letter was written by Robert Patterson to his mother Julia on December 17, 1863. Robert writes from his brother William's quarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In the letter he refers to a recent battle and a long march and he asks her to send clothing and boots.


Letter From James Phelan To J.A. Seddon. 17 December 1863, James Phelan Dec 1863

Letter From James Phelan To J.A. Seddon. 17 December 1863, James Phelan

Correspondence

Handwritten letter from James Phelan to J.A. Seddon; Letter sent from "Senate Chamber"


Roxana Chapin Gerdine To Emily Mckinstry Chapin (1863 December 13), Roxana Chapin Gerdine (1833-1891) Dec 1863

Roxana Chapin Gerdine To Emily Mckinstry Chapin (1863 December 13), Roxana Chapin Gerdine (1833-1891)

Correspondence

Roxana writes about her extreme sadness over the death of her three year old daughter,"Pet," (Emma Sarah Chapin Gerdine); mentions not receiving any mail from the family; and the difficulty of getting greenbacks


The Waterville Mail (Vol. 17, No. 23): December 11, 1863, Maxham & Wing Dec 1863

The Waterville Mail (Vol. 17, No. 23): December 11, 1863, Maxham & Wing

The Waterville Mail (Waterville, Maine)

Continues The Eastern Mail (July 1847-August 1863).
Published weekly, September 4, 1863 - May 9, 1906.
Publishers: Maxham & Wing (1863 - December 2,1885); Ephraim Maxham (December 1885); Wing & Wing (January 1886 - March 21, 1891); Charles G. Wing (March 21, 1891 - April 17, 1891); Prince & Wyman (April 17, 1891 - February 26, 1896); The Mail Publishing Company (February 26, 1896 - May 9, 1906).
See Gerould, W.G.: American newspapers, 1821-1836; Whittemore, E.C.: Centennial history of Waterville.
Colby Libraries catalog record (CBBcat): http://cbbcat.net/record=b1209701~S19
WorldCat record (OCLC): http://0-www.worldcat.org.library.simmons.edu/oclc/10486964


Charles Roberts To Maggie Roberts (11 December 1863), Charles Roberts (1831-1897) Dec 1863

Charles Roberts To Maggie Roberts (11 December 1863), Charles Roberts (1831-1897)

Correspondence

Warns Maggie of the dangers of traveling to Memphis alone. Roberts also discusses rumors of when the war will end and his fear that many men will go home in the spring regardless of where they are in the war. He also writes about his winter residence, including a sketch of his cabin.


Letter From William Patterson To His Mother Julia On December 6, 1863, William Patterson Dec 1863

Letter From William Patterson To His Mother Julia On December 6, 1863, William Patterson

Patterson Family Correspondence

This letter was written by William Patterson to his mother Julia on December 8, 1863. In the letter, he talks about clothing needs and a recent battle in which his company was involved.


George D. Lofton To His Sister (8 December 1863), George Dallas Lofton (1844-1924) Dec 1863

George D. Lofton To His Sister (8 December 1863), George Dallas Lofton (1844-1924)

Correspondence

Regarding orders to rejoin his regiment.


Letter From William Patterson To His Mother Julia Dated December 6, 1863, William Patterson Dec 1863

Letter From William Patterson To His Mother Julia Dated December 6, 1863, William Patterson

Patterson Family Correspondence

William Patterson wrote this letter to his mother Julia on December 6, 1863. In the brief letter he asks her to send clothing, and says he expects his company will soon be moved from Chattanooga to Knoxville, Tennessee.


The Waterville Mail (Vol. 17, No. 22): December 4, 1863, Maxham & Wing Dec 1863

The Waterville Mail (Vol. 17, No. 22): December 4, 1863, Maxham & Wing

The Waterville Mail (Waterville, Maine)

Continues The Eastern Mail (July 1847-August 1863).
Published weekly, September 4, 1863 - May 9, 1906.
Publishers: Maxham & Wing (1863 - December 2,1885); Ephraim Maxham (December 1885); Wing & Wing (January 1886 - March 21, 1891); Charles G. Wing (March 21, 1891 - April 17, 1891); Prince & Wyman (April 17, 1891 - February 26, 1896); The Mail Publishing Company (February 26, 1896 - May 9, 1906).
See Gerould, W.G.: American newspapers, 1821-1836; Whittemore, E.C.: Centennial history of Waterville.
Colby Libraries catalog record (CBBcat): http://cbbcat.net/record=b1209701~S19
WorldCat record (OCLC): http://0-www.worldcat.org.library.simmons.edu/oclc/10486964


Letter From A.F. Shawn To General W.S. Featherston. 4 December 1863, A. F. Shawn Dec 1863

Letter From A.F. Shawn To General W.S. Featherston. 4 December 1863, A. F. Shawn

Correspondence

Handwritten letter from A.F Shawn to General W.S. Featherston; Letter sent from "Office of A.L.M. 33rd Miss. Regt."


Letter, 1863 December 1, Oscar D. Ladley To Mother And Sisters [Catherine, Mary, And Alice Ladley], Oscar D. Ladley Nov 1863

Letter, 1863 December 1, Oscar D. Ladley To Mother And Sisters [Catherine, Mary, And Alice Ladley], Oscar D. Ladley

Oscar D. Ladley Papers (MS-138)

Letter to Oscar Ladley's mother and sisters from New York City. In his letter Oscar writes about visiting New York City and seeing museums, parks, and more.


[Letter], 1863, November 30, Archbald Chapman [To] Alan Cameron Nov 1863

[Letter], 1863, November 30, Archbald Chapman [To] Alan Cameron

RIUSC Correspondence Collection

A family correspondence written by Archibald Chapman, uncle of Allen Cameron. Acknowledgment of monetary indebtedness; relates general and financial hardships and acknowledges the ill health of A. Cameron as presently active in military service. Suggests Cameron's wife board with him and his family, one day's distance (Troy, NY?).

One entry: dated November 30, 1863

Handwritten; 1 folded sheet (4 p.); 20 x 25 cm. folded to 20 x 12.5 cm.


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Jacob G. Armstrong, Thomas S. Armstrong Nov 1863

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

Harvey Collection Letters

Thomas reports the outlook for his release is not favorable.


The Waterville Mail (Vol. 17, No. 21): November 27, 1863, Maxham & Wing Nov 1863

The Waterville Mail (Vol. 17, No. 21): November 27, 1863, Maxham & Wing

The Waterville Mail (Waterville, Maine)

Continues The Eastern Mail (July 1847-August 1863).
Published weekly, September 4, 1863 - May 9, 1906.
Publishers: Maxham & Wing (1863 - December 2,1885); Ephraim Maxham (December 1885); Wing & Wing (January 1886 - March 21, 1891); Charles G. Wing (March 21, 1891 - April 17, 1891); Prince & Wyman (April 17, 1891 - February 26, 1896); The Mail Publishing Company (February 26, 1896 - May 9, 1906).
See Gerould, W.G.: American newspapers, 1821-1836; Whittemore, E.C.: Centennial history of Waterville.
Colby Libraries catalog record (CBBcat): http://cbbcat.net/record=b1209701~S19
WorldCat record (OCLC): http://0-www.worldcat.org.library.simmons.edu/oclc/10486964


Letter, 1863 November 25, Oscar D. Ladley To Mother [Catherine Ladley], Oscar D. Ladley Nov 1863

Letter, 1863 November 25, Oscar D. Ladley To Mother [Catherine Ladley], Oscar D. Ladley

Oscar D. Ladley Papers (MS-138)

Letter to Oscar Ladley's mother from Columbus, Ohio. Oscar writes about sending money to his mother to deposit in the bank.


William C. Nelson To J.H. Nelson (23 November 1863), William Cowper Nelson (1841-1904) Nov 1863

William C. Nelson To J.H. Nelson (23 November 1863), William Cowper Nelson (1841-1904)

Correspondence

Worried about not hearing from home; worried also about locating the trunk his parents sent off to him as he needs the provisions for the winter months; tells of the death of General Posey; mentions that the Brigade is now commanded by Col. N.H. Harris of Vicksburg (Miss.); has nice winter quarters; no indication at that time of an advance by General Meade; saw President Davis and Lee together on Sunday. Mentions that Davis does not look well


William C. Nelson To Maria C. Nelson (22 November 1863), William Cowper Nelson (1841-1904) Nov 1863

William C. Nelson To Maria C. Nelson (22 November 1863), William Cowper Nelson (1841-1904)

Correspondence

Telling her the news that General Posey has died from his wounds; attended church in the village of Orange where General Lee attended also; notes that the Brigade is now commanded by Col. Nathaniel Harrison Harris of Vicksburg who was Colonel of the 19th Mississippi Infantry; glad to hear that J.W.C. Watson was elected a C.S. Senator


The Waterville Mail (Vol. 17, No. 20): November 20, 1863, Maxham & Wing Nov 1863

The Waterville Mail (Vol. 17, No. 20): November 20, 1863, Maxham & Wing

The Waterville Mail (Waterville, Maine)

Continues The Eastern Mail (July 1847-August 1863).
Published weekly, September 4, 1863 - May 9, 1906.
Publishers: Maxham & Wing (1863 - December 2,1885); Ephraim Maxham (December 1885); Wing & Wing (January 1886 - March 21, 1891); Charles G. Wing (March 21, 1891 - April 17, 1891); Prince & Wyman (April 17, 1891 - February 26, 1896); The Mail Publishing Company (February 26, 1896 - May 9, 1906).
See Gerould, W.G.: American newspapers, 1821-1836; Whittemore, E.C.: Centennial history of Waterville.
Colby Libraries catalog record (CBBcat): http://cbbcat.net/record=b1209701~S19
WorldCat record (OCLC): http://0-www.worldcat.org.library.simmons.edu/oclc/10486964


Letter From George W. Porter To Francis P. Porter, George W. Porter Nov 1863

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

Harvey Collection Letters

George lays out challenges to his being promoted to a field officer in the 78th OVI and speaks of the foods available to the camp in Vicksburg.


Letter, 1863 November 18, Oscar D. Ladley To Mother [Catherine Ladley], Oscar D. Ladley Nov 1863

Letter, 1863 November 18, Oscar D. Ladley To Mother [Catherine Ladley], Oscar D. Ladley

Oscar D. Ladley Papers (MS-138)

Letter to Oscar Ladley's mother from Columbus, Ohio. In the letter Oscar writes about missing a train in London and possibly visiting family soon.


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Francis P. Porter, Thomas S. Armstrong Nov 1863

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

Harvey Collection Letters

Thomas indicates that prison life is tolerable, but he fears the potential for a disease outbreak.


Letter From Thomas S. Armstrong To Jacob G. Armstrong, Thomas S. Armstrong Nov 1863

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

Harvey Collection Letters

Thomas requests additional food and books for his studies.