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Soldiers -- Ohio -- Correspondence.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

Jacob H. Bickley Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3268
Abstract

Jacob H. Bickley wrote these three letters, dated 1863 December 14, 1864 January 13, and 1865 June 13, to his sister Martha Mattie Bickley in Ohio from the field in Tennessee. In them, he discusses his involvement in the Battle of Chattanooga and other military duties, family life, and his attempts to send money home.

Dates: 1863 December 14-1865 June 13

Jethro T. Hill Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3070
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter from Jethro Hill, dated February 3, 1864, sent from Lenoir's Station, Tennessee, to Jodie. Hill describes a brief battle and his good living conditions. He also asks for news of the family and wonders why Jodie hasn't responded to his previous letters.

Dates: 1864 February 3

John D. Messinger Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3273
Abstract

John D. Messinger wrote this letter to his friend E. Smith Woodworth from Pulaski, Tennessee on November 20, 1864. In it, Messinger discusses Lincoln's victory in the recent presidential election and Confederate troop movements in Tennessee. He also expresses his hope that the Union will soon win the war so that he can return home.

Dates: 1864 November 30

John Forsyth Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3259
Abstract

John Forsyth wrote these two letters to his wife, Martha (Swanger) Forsyth, while serving with Company G of the 97th Ohio Infantry. The first is dated September 12, 1863 from Bridgeport, Alabama amidst the Chickamauga Campaign and the second is dated May 27, 1864 from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dates: 1863 September 12, 1864 May 27

John McNickle Laird Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2130
Abstract

John McNickle Laird, Jr. of the Ohio 124th Infantry Regiment (U. S.) writes to his mother, Julia Laird, from a camp near Knoxville, Tennessee and from Marietta, Georgia.

Dates: 1863-1864

John W. Cleland Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3270
Abstract

This collection houses a letter that John Cleland wrote to his sister, Mary J. Jennie Cleland, in Defiance County, Ohio from Knoxville, Tennessee on December 14, 1863. In it, he discusses his regiment's participation in the Battle of Knoxville, including the losses they suffered.

Dates: 1863 December 14

John W. Fox Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2139
Abstract

This collection consists of one original letter and one reprinted letter written by John W. Fox that discuss his life in the army and his religious faith.

Dates: 1864

John W. Hammer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2134
Abstract

While encamped in the Cumberland Ford area of Knox County, Tenn., John W. Hammer serving in the 16th Ohio Infantry Company K writes to a friend named Annie. In this letter dated June 4, 1862, he describes the fortifications that are in place to protect them from the Confederates. His company moves toward the Confederate camps and skirmishes occur.

Dates: 1862 June 4

Joseph and Martha Stewart Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3046
Abstract

This collection contains two letters written on one sheet of paper. The first, from Martha Stewart to her husband Joseph (dated November 30, 1864) details the daily happenings in Franklin Square, Ohio. The second, from hospitalized Joseph in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to his wife and children (dated December 24-25, 1864) discusses the Battle of Nashville.

Dates: 1864 November 30-December 25

Levi Dysinger Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3232
Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence from Levi Dysinger, a Union soldier, to his wife Harriet in Paulding County, Ohio. The letters are written from Huntsville, Alabama and date from March to May of 1865. They recount how Private Dysinger's brothers, Henry and Isaac, contracted (and eventually died from) measles while soldiers.

Dates: 1865 March-May

Milton Weaver Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2128
Abstract The Milton Weaver Collection contains a number of letters dating from the American Civil War describing in detail Union military camp conditions and drills, the environment of Tennessee, military operations in Middle Tennessee and Georgia (including Nashville, Stones River, Chattanooga, and Sherman's campaign in Georgia), opinions about Confederates and Copperheads, family life during the war, and the emotional trauma of conflict. The collection also includes several poems written by Milton...
Dates: 1856-1866

Moses Owen Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3239
Abstract

Moses Owen of the 7th Ohio Infantry, Company F, wrote this letter to his mother on February 18, 1862, just after the Battle of Fort Donelson.

Dates: 1862 February 18

Orlando C. Geer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2859
Abstract

Orlando C. Geer wrote this letter to his sister Hattie from camp on the Elk River in Tennessee on July 15, 1863. In it, he discusses his unit's activities from June 24 to July 15, 1863, including their participation in a battle and camp life.

Dates: 1863 July 15

Orlando C. Geer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2947
Abstract

In this letter to his sister, Orlando Geer expresses his opinions about news from home and describes the condition of their mutual acquaintances in the army.

Dates: 1862 March 9

Orlando C. Geer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2967
Abstract

In this letter to his sister, Orlando Geer discusses family matters and veterans' pay in addition to asking for some new tobacco.

Dates: 1864 March 27

Orlando C. Geer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2970
Abstract

In this letter to his sister, Orlando Geer discusses how much he and his fellow soldiers dislike Brigadier General Jim B. Steedman. According to Geer, Steedman is "Like a bad cent returned to us again, this time in the capacity of Brigade Commander while when he left us he was Colonel."

Dates: 1863 May 1

Orlando C. Geer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2971
Abstract

In this letter to his sister Hattie (postmarked Trinne, Tennessee), Orlando Geer describes combat that his unit has seen recently and tells of frustrations caused by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. According to Geer, ... "the Rebel Gen. Forrest has been very troublesome driving in our calvary picketts and now and then coming right up under our nose and picking up horses and picketts."

Dates: 1862 June 13

Orlando C. Geer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2877
Abstract

Orlando C. Geer wrote this letter to his sister Hattie from Lavergne, Tennessee on March 15, 1863. In it, he discusses his responsibilities, his feelings about provisioning, the weather, and his health. He also thanks her for her previous letters.

Dates: 1863 March 15

Robert A. Kerr Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3274
Abstract

Robert A. Kerr wrote this letter to a friend from Nashville, Tennessee on December 5, 1862. In it, he discusses his regiment's living conditions and describes some fighting in the area.

Dates: 1862 December 5

Stephen Ward Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3032
Abstract

In this letter to his wife Nancy, Stephen Ward describes encountering Confederate cavalry on a recent scouting mission, the inclement winter weather, and foraging for food and supplies. He also complains that his recent exertions have left him "as sore as an old Government mule" and mentions that a wealthy Union sympathizer had been hung after two of his Confederate neighbors betrayed him shortly before Ward's unit arrived in the area.

Dates: 1863 February 18