Author Archives: Colleen Theisen

About Colleen Theisen

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

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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The cheering last night

Apr. 8th The cheering last night was over Sherman’s official report of the fall of Richmond.1 J.F.C. On the 8th General Sherman notified his subordinates that he had “Official intelligence from General Grant of the defeat of Lee’s army and … Continue reading

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I find in my coat pocket eleven unanswered letters

Office Chief of Artillery, District of Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn., April 5th, 1865. My Dear Sister Mollie: I find in my coat pocket eleven unanswered letters and yours of March 10th among the number. I will not neglect it longer, though … Continue reading

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