American Civil War, 1861-1865
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Four page letter directed to a friend to inform her of her new situation as a house maid for a wealthy family. The house in which she works seems the finest in the town of Attica, according to Noblit. Additionally, she writes that the townspeople are celebrating constantly, especially since many of the soldiers have returned from battle. Other parts of the letter reference church services and winter weather.
Card from the Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia with well wishes for Major James Breathed, wounded and incapacitated for active duty in the Civil War. Robert E. Lee commended him for "valuable services" and good conduct. Other generals such as Wade Hampton, Fitzhugh Lee, J. E. B. Stuart, W. C. Wickham, Thos. L. Rosser, and T. T. Munford commend Breathed for his gallantry and bravery. Robert E. Lee also wrote "with an army of Breatheds I could have conquered the world."
Five letters from William M. Rome to his wife, Said from Nashville, Tennessee. Rome has traveled from New York in order to find lucrative work in Nashville. He writes about missing his wife and the comforts of home.