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    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Dec. 25, 1864

    • 1864-12-25
    • Henry tells Ann he wishes he were home for Christmas, but they have transferred to the new ship. He talks about life back home, and the value of Confederate currency. He tells her that Sherman now holds Savannah.
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • 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: 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: 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...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Nov. 13, 1864

    • 1864-11-13
    • 2 page letter and envelope. Henry has had a cold but is otherwise well. He gives Ann some ways she might send a letter to him; he is worried because he has not heard from her since Plymouth was taken by Union forces. He asks about some of the local...
    • 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.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Jan. 2, 1865

    • 1865-01-02
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry describes the ironclad C.S.S. Columbia which he is now on; he describes their food, sleeping arrangements, guard duty, the type of men onboard, and gives a detailed account of size, weight, and strength of the...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • 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, 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, 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....
    • 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: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Oct. 16, 1864

    • 1864-10-16
    • 2 page letter and envelope. Henry tells Ann that he is worried about yellow fever in Charleston. They have very little to do onboard the ship other than clean the deck. The crew is made of North and South Carolinians. The Yankees are shelling...
    • Bowen, Henry H.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Nov. 6, 1864

    • 1864-11-06
    • 2 page letter and envelope. Henry has learned that Plymouth is in Union hands. He has heard from a group of newly arrived Marines that his brother William has been discharged and his brother Langley may have been sent to the 17th regiment. He asks...
    • Bowen, Henry H.

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