Category Archives: 1862

I wrote to you on Thursday Evening informing you that there was a probability of our leaving Bowling Green

Head Quarters, Company A, 129th Ills. Camp near Mitchellville, Tenn. Nov. 24th 1862 Dear Mary I wrote to you on Thursday Evening informing you that there was a probability of our leaving Bowling Green. We commenced the march about 3 … Continue reading

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I hope nothing has occurred of importance to hinder your writing to me as I suppose the only thing likely to seem to prevent it would be “Marching Orders”

Pontiac Ill. 23 Nov. 1862 My Dear Husband I was much disappointed last night when I got no letter I rec’d but one from you last week always before I have had two or three I hope nothing has occurred … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Was Later in 1862

Thanksgiving was celebrated on the last Thursday in November until the 1930s.  J. F. Culver describes his Thanksgiving but since we are blogging these posts 150 years after they were written, his description will appear next week.  Look forward to … Continue reading

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