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    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Oct. 16, 1864

    • 1864-10-16
    • Ann describes a recent fever she had, and tells of the neighbors' health. Despite her illness she has made progress on the farm and reports on various crops and animals. She is worried that a bear will get the cows and pigs during the cold snap...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Dec. 11, 1864

    • 1864-12-11
    • Henry writes a short letter to Ann on a piece of a letter she wrote him the previous October. He tells her he is fine, but dreams of being home. The city is alarmed about Sherman's coming, and rumors abound about his progress. Henry was glad to...
    • Bowen, Henry H.; Bowen, Ann L.;
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, [Jan. 21], 1865

    • 1865-01-21
    • Date of January 21 penciled in either by author or a previous archivist. Ann tells Henry that Cornelia Ann’s illness has returned and that she doesn’t even have the strength to walk, comb her own hair or feed herself. Anne writes that she will try...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Oct. 21, 1864

    • 1864-10-21
    • Ann tells Henry of her recent illness, plus the illnesses of other family members and neighbors. She tells her husband that the baby is walking and their youngest son is asking when his father is coming home. She tells of neighborhood news such as...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Dec. 2, 1864

    • 1864-12-02
    • Ann reports on the crops and the farm animals, tells him how long it takes for his letters to get to her, and asks how much things should cost in Confederate money. She sent a box to Thomas but he deserted before it arrived and the box was opened...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Jan. 14, 1865

    • 1865-01-14
    • Ann complains that she isn’t getting Henry’s letters due to the carelessness of the mail carriers. She has heard from Langley who says his unit is being sent to Charleston and that food supplies are scarce. Union troops are taking all of the meat...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Oct. 26, 1864

    • 1864-10-26
    • Ann tells Henry of the harvest, the sowing of the wheat, and what prices she hopes to sell various crops for. She tells news of the some of men from town who are serving in Virginia and reports that mail sent to Virginia was already opened when it...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Dec. 26, 1864

    • 1864-12-26
    • Ann tells Henry how she has hurt her thumb and big toe. She worries about mail delays and hopes he will still get a Christmas furlough. She gives news of the children – Mary Etter is better but still sick and Henry Cleophus is learning how to...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Nov. 1, 1864

    • 1864-11-01
    • Ann tells her husband that his father has been very sick and writes about recent births and deaths. She describes the Union attack on Washington County and Plymouth, along with the sinking of the ironclad, C.S.S. Albemarle. Due to the Union...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Dec. 10, 1864

    • 1864-12-10
    • Ann writes that the baby is sick. She reports on all the local news from their friends and family, including illnesses, possible marriages, and how the crops are doing. She hasn’t been bothered by the Yankees yet although she can hear gunfire. The...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Nov. 11, 1864

    • 1864-11-11
    • Ann and the children have bad colds. She relates family news to Henry, including that “Rohadah’s” baby has died. She is worried that she is missing Henry’s letters because “…my name is spelt so different from the way I am called no one hardley noes...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Dec. 14, 1864

    • 1864-12-14
    • Ann tells Henry about the children's health – both Cornelia Ann and Mary Etter are sick. She reports on news from friends and family, including illnesses and the women who are without men to stay with them. She mentions skirmishes near Plymouth and...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, [possibly Dec., 1864]

    • 1864-12
    • This letter has no date, but the content suggests it was written sometime in early December 1864. Henry writes a short note to Ann to let her know he has received six or seven letters from her and that he thought he had answered all the questions...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Jan. 9, 1865

    • 1865-01-09
    • Ann continues to be upset about the delays in the mail. She tells Henry about his daughter, Cornelia Ann, who began complaining of rheumatism before Christmas and then got so sick that by New Years she had a hard time walking. By early January the...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Jan. 14, 1865

    • 1865-01-14
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry tells Ann that the ironclad C.S.S. Columbia ran aground and that he is back on a steamer. Most of the crew for the ship has been sent to Richmond, Va. He asks about the situation at home, and gives instructions...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Feb. 19, 1865

    • 1865-02-19
    • Henry tells Ann that he is on a train in retreat from Charleston. They went to James Island, but had no fight, then retreated back to NC. The troops were told to leave their clothes and belongings on the ship Indian Chief during the retreat from...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Feb. 26, 1865

    • 1865-02-26
    • Henry gives Ann a report of the retreat from Charleston to Wilmington and then to Fayetteville. He says that they left Charleston on the 17th and got within 40 miles of Fayetteville before they heard that it had been captured by Yankees. They’ve...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Dec. 8, 1865 [1864]

    • 1865-12-08; 1864-12-08; 1864-12-10; 1865-01-06;
    • Note: this letter is dated December 8, 1865, but Henry discusses events of Dec. 10, 1864 and of the new year, 1865. It may be that the letter was begun on Dec. 8, 1864, and finished in 1865. Henry tells Ann that he has transferred ships, but they...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Dec. 15, 1864

    • 1864-12-15
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry gives advice about what needs to be done on the farm, and describes life on board the ship. He mentions the excitement around Sherman's march again. He talks about how the doctor is treating his head.
    • Bowen, Henry H.

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