Author Archives: Colleen Theisen

About Colleen Theisen

Outreach and Instruction Librarian. Lover of coffee, as well as 19th century photography, painting, tourism and print.

Another day has passed without any word from you

United States Sanitary Commission [letter head] Hd. Qurs., Co. “A”, 129th Ills. Washington, D.C., May 29th 1865 My Dear Wife Another day has passed without any word from you. I begin to fear that you are sick. The last I … Continue reading

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I will add a postscript this morning

Sunday morning, May 28th 1865 My Dear Wife I will add a postscript this morning as the mail has not gone out yet. Charlie has gone up to the house to bring Hannah to camp. We are now very nicely … Continue reading

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We are very busy preparing for the Review

Hd. Qurs., Co. “A” 129th Ills. Vols. Near Alexandria, Va., May 23d 1865 My Dear Wife We are very busy preparing for the Review to-morrow, but I haste to write a few lines.1 I have recd. only three letters from you … Continue reading

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Yours of May 2d came to hand this afternoon

Hd. Qurs. Co. “A” 129th Ills. Vols. Near Alexandria, Va., May 21st 1865 My Dear Wife Yours of May 2d came to hand this afternoon. I am happy to hear that your health & Howard’s is as good as it … Continue reading

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