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    • 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...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • 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: Charles F. [Charley] Futch to John Futch, Nov. 1, 1861

    • 1861-11-01
    • Charley writes to his brother John from Camp Howe in Virginia. He asks John whether they were ever paid for some coopering work they had done for the “Sheltes.” He asks his brother to give his love to their father’s family.
    • Futch, Charles F. [Charley]
    • Letter: George A. Williams to his wife Mary Williams, Oct. 3, 1863

    • 1863-10-03
    • George A. Williams writes a letter to his wife to say that he is happy that her health has improved. He answers her question in regards to the cattle and feels it would be best to keep them for the food if she does need to sell them. He advises...
    • Williams, George A.
    • 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, 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. 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: John Futch to Martha Futch, April 15, 1863

    • 1863-04-15
    • This letter is faded and hard to read. John Futch writes his wife that he is generally well but that life is hard and provisions are expensive. He asks her to tell him how much of the money that he has sent to her has actually arrived. He has more...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, April 16, 1863

    • 1863-04-16
    • John Futch tells his wife that he is still not well. He has heard that James Anderson has written to Martha to ask to borrow money from her. John feels that his wife should keep her money because any loan she gives might not be returned to her. He...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, June 19, 1863

    • 1863-06-19
    • This letter was written on a form titled "Volunteer Descriptive List and Account of Pay and Clothing.” John Futch writes to his wife that his feet are sore from marching. They crossed the river into Maryland yesterday; John says he doesn’t like...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, June 2, 1863

    • 1863-06-02
    • John Futch talks generally of camp and a recent drought. They have not been in any battles recently and he has drawn new clothes. He has been paid and would send her money except he has to buy nearly everything he eats. He wants to come home, hopes...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, June 29, 1863

    • 1863-06-29
    • John Futch briefly mentions a battle in Winchester, Va., and a battle near Harrisburg, Pa. He hopes that his regiment will “whip” the Union forces near Harrisburg as they did near Winchester. He is too far away from home to talk about coming...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, March 19, 1863

    • 1863-03-19
    • John has come back to camp from picket duty. They have plenty of flour but little meat. He wishes he could eat with her but doesn’t know when he’ll be home again, so he asks her to think of him when she eats. Although he wants to see his wife...
    • Futch, John;
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, March 6, 1863

    • 1863-03-06
    • John Futch tells his wife that he received the items she sent by the captain. He didn’t send the things he wrote that he would send her by Tom Lane. He is sending her $10 through other soldiers and wants her to write to let him know whether or...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, March 7, 1863

    • 1863-03-07
    • John Futch writes that he is not feeling well; but that he is sending items home through some fellow soldiers on leave (in particular he is sending money by William B. Player and clothes by Thomas J. Lane). He is sorry to hear that she has not been...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, April 7, 1864

    • 1864-04-07
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha tells Francis that she is sick again. She has planted sweet potatoes, and plans to plant corn next week. A thief stole horses and bacon from the Allens. All the men were ordered out of Camp Asheville and she has heard...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Aug. 30, 1864

    • 1864-08-30
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha fears the children are catching the measles. She asks Francis to stay out of battle as much as possible. She is worried about money and may have to borrow to pay her bills. Her brother Thomas is so ill that the army has...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley

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