1864: “The Most Difficult Business Of Our Army”

Headquarters Dept. of the Tenn. Vicksburg, Jan. 31, 1864. Dear Sawyer, In my former letters I have answered all your questions save one, and that relates to the treatment of inhabitants known or suspected to be hostile or “Secesh.” This is in truth the most difficult business of our Army as it advances and occupies … Continue reading 1864: “The Most Difficult Business Of Our Army”

1864: “Three Hundred Pairs of Stockings, Knitted By Yourself”

Executive Mansion Washington, Jany. 8, 1864 Mrs. Esther Stockton. Madam: Learning that you who have passed the eighty-fourth year of life, have given to the soldiers, some three hundred pairs of stockings, knitted by yourself, I wish to offer you my thanks. Will you also convey my thanks to those young ladies who have done … Continue reading 1864: “Three Hundred Pairs of Stockings, Knitted By Yourself”