Author Archives: Colleen Theisen

About Colleen Theisen

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

It seems a long time since I have heard from home

Office Chief of Artillery District of Middle Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn. May 18th 1865. Dear Sister Mollie: It seems a long time since I have heard from home. I assure you I would like to hear from you semi-occationally at least. … Continue reading

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We start at 11 A.M. for Alexandria

Head Qurs., Co. “A”, 129th Ills. Near Richmond, Va., May 11th 1865 My Dear Wife We start at 11 A.M. for Alexandria. We recd. no mail here & will not until we get through. We were saved the trying ordeal … Continue reading

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This is a sad day in the army

Head Qurs. Co. “A” 129th Ills. Raleigh, N. C, April 18th 1865 My Dear Wife Since I last wrote to you from this place we have been laying quietly in camp awaiting the result of the interview between Genls. Sherman … Continue reading

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