Correspondence from Family, Friends, and Acquaintances, 1861-1865
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The following excerpts have been provided by the seller: David Leroy, Surgeon, 91st IL, Sheperdsville, KY, Dec. 1862 - "We are...located at present in this little town of Shepperssville to guard the bridge over Salt River on the Louisville; Nashville R.R. The bridge has been destroyed by the Rebels 3 times in the last six months, been two fights or rather skirmished." [Lists promotions of various 91st soldiers.] Mary E. Robinson, Akron, OH, Oct. 27, 1861 - "We have war news every day. They are doing considerable for the Soldiers here. They have started a dime society for their benefit. They have received $35.00 and the ODD fellows presented them with fifty more and they meet once a week to sew for them." J. Macalister, M.D., Chicago, Aug. 31, 1865 [to Celia] - "...the cause of your sorrow is no more. Alas! that one so young; & who might have been so respected should have thus died - "
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