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    • Lewis C.F.C. Laesch Naval Diary

    • 1864-01-01; 1864-05-20
    • This is the Naval Diary of Naval Engineer Lewis C.F.C. Laesch, who served aboard the U.S.S. Pequot, during the first half of 1864, and kept a daily diary of activities, from January 1, 1864, until May 20, 1864. Lewis Laesch was born in the German...
    • Laesch, Lewis C.F.C.
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, Feb. 28, 1863

    • 1863-02-28
    • John is still as sick and has not been on active duty since he arrived back in camp. Everyone in camp says he should be discharged. He misses his wife and family. It rains or snows every day there. Charley is well. John asks how the situation is at...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, April 9, 1863

    • 1863-04-09
    • John Futch writes about the price of tobacco, meat, coffee, and other food items. He hopes the war to end soon so that he can come home. He gives his love to various family and friends.
    • 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: John Futch to Martha Futch, Feb. 26, 1863

    • 1863-02-26
    • John says he will send a cap to his wife by way of another soldier. He tells his wife not to come visit him and, as explanation, speaks of his dislike of camp. He doesn’t need her to send him any more clothes. He says Charley is fine and they may...
    • 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, April 20, 1863

    • 1863-04-20
    • John Futch tells his wife not visit because they expect to leave soon. John has heard talk that they might come back to North Carolina soon and if they do then she can come to him. There is cannon fire today above Fredericksburg. The Yankees are so...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Matha Futch, April 3, 1863

    • 1863-04-03
    • John Futch writes that provisions are low and that if he gets to North Carolina, his wife should bring him food. He thinks there will be likely be starvation in camp soon. He also asks his wife about her planting. He got the letter she sent by his...
    • Futch, John


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