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  • All fields: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Health aspects
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    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Jan. 7, 1864

    • 1864-01-07
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha tells Francis that she and the children have been sick. She has also had problems with the neighbors since he went back to his company. Mr. Walker and Jonathan killed her hogs and Bill Cowen came on Tuesday to tell her...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Peter Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Aug. 7, 1861

    • 1861-08-07
    • Encapsulated letter. Imaging has cast glare on document due to plastic. The whole company, including Peter, has been sick, and one soldier has died of the illness. Gen. Magruder has gone to raid Newport News. Peter then reports news of the First...
    • Poteet, Peter
    • Diary: William H. S. Burgwyn Diary, January 1864-September 1864

    • 1864-01-01; 1864-02-01; 1864-03-01; 1864-04-01; 1864-05-01; 1864-06-01; 1864-07-01; 1864-08-01; 1864-09-01
    • This is the third diary of William H. S. Burgwyn he kept daily records of his life in General Thomas Clingmans Brigade from January 21, 1864 thru September 29, 1864. This diary recounts his obligations as a member of General Clingmans staff, his...
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913
    • Diary of both sides: Sergeant Henry Brantingham and Captain William H. S. Burgwyn's Diary

    • 1863-03-29; 1863-04-01; 1863-05-01; 1863-06-01; 1863-07-01; 1863-08-01; 1863-09-01; 1863-10-01; 1863-11-01; 1863-12-01; 1863-01-01
    • This diary first belonged to Sergeant Henry Brantingham, Company C, 28th New Jersey Infantry, who was killed on December 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg. The diary was then found and used by William H. S. Burgwyn from March 29, 1863 thru January 20,...
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Brantingham, Henry;
    • Letter: Martha Futch to John Futch, Feb. 19, 1863

    • 1863-02-19
    • Martha worries about her husband's health. She has seen his captain and he says that if John continues to be so ill, he will be discharged. Martha asked his captain about the possibility of her going back with him to check on John, but he advised...
    • Futch, Martha
    • 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: 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: Martha Futch to John Futch, March 29, 1863

    • 1863-03-29
    • Martha Futch writes to tell her husband that she has heard that he has not yet gone before the board of doctors and she wants him to do so soon so that he can come home. She says that if he wanted to see her as badly as she wants to see him then he...
    • Futch, Martha
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, May 8, 1862

    • 1862-05-08
    • Larkins writes Mary saying he has been in the hospital 22 days with pneumonia and rheumatism in his hips and legs, but he is doing better. He wants her to write him. The regiment is at Guinea Station, Va. (near Fredericksburg) and that even though...
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: George A. Williams to his wife Mary Williams, Dec. 6, 1863

    • 1863-12-06
    • George writes his wife lets her know that he has received her letters but still has not received the box she sent. He is sorry to hear she is still so ill. He wants to see the children but is unsure when that may be; due to the way furloughs are...
    • Williams, George A.
    • Letter: Henry H. Bowen to Ann L. Bowen, Nov. 20, 1864

    • 1864-11-20
    • 4 page letter and envelope. Henry tells Ann that he had a liberty and went to the market in Charleston. There is talk of peace. He doubts he will get a furlough, but he will try. He writes of not wanting to be in the war and praying that all will...
    • 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: George A. Williams to his wife Mary Williams, Oct. 23, 1863

    • 1863-10-23
    • George A. Williams tells his wife that he is sorry to hear her health is bad wishes he could be there to help her. He writes of the movements of his brigade from October 9th through the 11th and the skirmishes that took place between the...
    • Williams, George A.;
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Aug. 19, 1864

    • 1864-08-19
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha tells Francis of a recent church revival meeting where two of their children accepted Jesus. She hopes for peace. She mentions hearing about rows of deserters being tied together to be taken somewhere. She has gotten a...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Martha Futch to John Futch, Feb. 22, 1863

    • 1863-02-22
    • Martha writes that she is sorry to hear that her husband has been sick and wishes she could see him. She hears that he is coming home soon but that he doesn’t know how. While she wishes that were true, she fears it won’t be. She tells him that if...
    • Futch, Martha
    • Letter: George A. Williams to his family, April 5, 1864

    • 1864-04-05
    • George A. Williams writes to his father, mother and "children" to let them know he has made it back to camp safely. He writes that the “boys” seem to be doing fine. The weather has been very cold, it has rained and snowed for many days. He is hopes...
    • Williams, George A.
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Feb. 2, 1865

    • 1865-02-02
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha writes about pudding and again mentions the man named Camp who was supposed to meet her to take a package to her husband. She doesn’t expect Mooney to come back any time soon. She discusses neighborhood talk of peace...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • 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: Richard Womble to Jacob Womble and family, May 29, 1864

    • 1864-05-29
    • Richard Womble writes his father, mother and sister. In this letter he writes of the hardships the men have had marching and fighting in the rain almost every day since the campaign has started (The Wilderness Campaign). He also mentions some of...
    • Womble, Richard

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