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    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Dec. 31, 1864

    • 1864-12-31
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis longs for home and asks for prayers from friends and family for him and the other men. He wonders whether conditions are worse at home or where he is now. They are getting "crackers" for rations now, with meat coming...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Jan. 17, [1865]

    • 1865-01-17
    • Encapsulated letter. Dated 1864, but corrected in pencil by a previous archivist to 1865. Martha is sick again. Regardless she still walked to meet someone who promised to deliver a letter and tobacco to her husband, but the man didn’t show up. She...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • 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: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Jan. 18, 1865

    • 1865-01-18
    • Encapsulated letter. Letter is faded and torn in places. Francis tells Martha he is well, except for pain in his knees and hips that has kept him from sleeping. He dreamed that she had come to visit him and that he saw their baby. Richard Camp is...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • 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: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Nov. 3, 1863

    • 1863-11-03
    • Encapsulated letter. Poteet writes his wife expressing his desire to be home. He considers deserting and says that eight or ten others will come with him if he leaves. There is a large bridge which stopped him from leaving last night because he...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • 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: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, March 17, 1864

    • 1864-03-17
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis is still in the guard house. He tells Martha he had to sell his razor and coat to get something to eat, so the food packages she sends are great blessings. He describes the procedure for how packages are handled once...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • 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.
    • Papers of John Willis Ellis: Volume 2

    • 1964
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    • Ellis, John Willis, 1820-1861.
    • 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, 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, 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, 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: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Feb. 8, 1864

    • 1864-02-08
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis tells Martha that he received the food, but the pies were spoiled. He asks for news of his brothers, one of whom he saw while he was home. He hopes Martha will find a place to stay, and he thinks the worst of Cowen.
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Nov. 23, 1863

    • 1863-11-23
    • Encapsulated letter, glare along edge from digitization. Poteet is upset by the news that Martha has been forced from her home by a man named Bill. He gives her instructions on a business deal with Joseph Landis. He complains about the lack of food...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • 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.

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