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1864: “The Fair For The Sanitary Commission Is A Good Excuse…”

March 17, 1864 I went today to the Knickerbocker Kitchen Committee for the benefit of the Sanitary Fair. Mrs. Judge Roosevelt is chairman. she wants us to wear the old Dutch costume. Hers is already being made, she said. It … Continue reading

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1864: “Do Not Stay In Washington”

(Private and confidential) Near Memphis, March 10, 1864 General Grant Dear General: I have your more than kind and characteristic letter of the 4th, and will send a copy of it to General McPherson at once. You do yourself injustice … Continue reading

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1864: “Am I The Same Poor Soul…?”

March 3, 1864. …After they left I sat down to Romola – and I was absorbed in it. How hardened we grow “to war and war’s alarms.” The enemies’ cannon or our own are thundering in my ears – and … Continue reading

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1864: “That Speaks Volumes For The Bravery”

Jacksonville, Fla., Monday, Feb. 29, 1864. Dear Sister L.: You will probably see accounts of the battle of Olustee, or Ocean Pond, in the papers…

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1864: “We Celebrated The 22nd”

Feb. 15th Receive a letter from Father. He says everything is bright and cheerful in the South and whatever suffering there may be it is not perceptible, but everyone appears to enjoy himself as though there was no war. (I … Continue reading

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1864: “Civilization To Our Headquarters”

Jany 23/64 …Tonight we dedicated our new chapel and in remembrance of R.I. [Rhode Island] and in recognition of God’s goodness to use we have named it “Hope” Chapel. The building is made of logs hewn smooth on one side … Continue reading

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