Author Archives: Colleen Theisen

About Colleen Theisen

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

The whole Army will move on Raleigh in the morning

[google-map-v3 width=”400″ height=”300″ zoom=”12″ maptype=”hybrid” mapalign=”right” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”false” pancontrol=”false” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”false” streetviewcontrol=”false” scrollwheelcontrol=”false”  addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”35.385965; -77.996854{}1-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”] Head Quarters Co. “A” 129th Ills. Vols. Goldsboro, N.C. April 9th 1865 My Dear Wife We have just … Continue reading

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The cheering last night

[google-map-v3 width=”400″ height=”300″ zoom=”12″ maptype=”hybrid” mapalign=”right” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”false” pancontrol=”false” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”false” streetviewcontrol=”false” scrollwheelcontrol=”false”  addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”35.385965; -77.996854{}1-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”] Apr. 8th The cheering last night was over Sherman’s official report of the fall of Richmond.1 J.F.C. On … Continue reading

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We have had great rejoicing yesterday and to-day over the success of Grant’s Army

[google-map-v3 width=”400″ height=”300″ zoom=”12″ maptype=”hybrid” mapalign=”right” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”false” pancontrol=”false” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”false” streetviewcontrol=”false” scrollwheelcontrol=”false”  addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”35.385965; -77.996854{}1-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”] Head Quarters Co. “A” 129th Regt. Ills. Vols. Goldsboro, N.C. April 7th 1865 My Dear Wife We have … Continue reading

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I know it is much more pleasant for you to get out among your friends

[google-map-v3 width=”400″ height=”300″ zoom=”12″ maptype=”hybrid” mapalign=”right” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”false” pancontrol=”false” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”false” streetviewcontrol=”false” scrollwheelcontrol=”false”  addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”35.385965; -77.996854{}1-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”] Head Quarters Co. “A” 129th Ills. Goldsboro, N.C. April 5th 1865 My Dear Wife Yours of the 23rd … 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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Our Forage Expedition of which I spoke in my last letter was of short duration

[google-map-v3 width=”400″ height=”300″ zoom=”12″ maptype=”hybrid” mapalign=”right” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”false” pancontrol=”false” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”false” streetviewcontrol=”false” scrollwheelcontrol=”false”  addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”35.385965; -77.996854{}1-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”] Head Qurs. Co. “A” 129th Ills. Vols. Goldsboro, N.C. April 4th 1865 My Dear Wife We have had … Continue reading

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The condition of the roads and your few opportunities are sufficient reasons for your letters not reaching me sooner

[google-map-v3 width=”400″ height=”300″ zoom=”12″ maptype=”hybrid” mapalign=”right” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”false” pancontrol=”false” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”false” streetviewcontrol=”false” scrollwheelcontrol=”false”  addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”35.385965; -77.996854{}1-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”] Goldsboro, N C. April 2nd 1865 My Dear Wife I recd. by to-day’s mail yours of the 16th … Continue reading

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The Leader of the Brig. Band is discharged and starts home to-day

[google-map-v3 width=”400″ height=”300″ zoom=”12″ maptype=”hybrid” mapalign=”right” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”false” pancontrol=”false” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”false” streetviewcontrol=”false” scrollwheelcontrol=”false”  addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”35.385965; -77.996854{}1-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”] Head Qurs. Co. “A”, 129th Ills. Vol. Inftry. Goldsboro, N.C., April 1st 1865 My Dear Wife The Leader … Continue reading

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I hope Howard will become more manageable

[google-map-v3 width=”400″ height=”300″ zoom=”12″ maptype=”hybrid” mapalign=”right” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”false” pancontrol=”false” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”false” streetviewcontrol=”false” scrollwheelcontrol=”false”  addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”35.385965; -77.996854{}1-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”] Head Qurs. Co. “A”, 129th Ills. Vol. Inftry. Goldsboro, N.C., Mch. 30th 1865 My Dear Wife I was … Continue reading

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