Category Archives: 1860s

Civil War Letter March 1864

Alexandria Lousa March 23 Dear Mother I thot I wold write you a few lines to let you know that I am still alive—I don’t know when this letter will get started. We can’t tell enything about the mail here. … Continue reading

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Civil War Letter Oct 24 1862

This letter was sent from the James and William Nelings’ parents and siblings to the boys somewhere in Minnesota. Both James and William, and their cousin Daniel A. Neelings served in the 27th Iowa Infantry, Company E. The 27th was … Continue reading

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Letter from home, Civil War

Civil War Letter   National July 30   Dear Will. I received a letter from you on Satterday writen on the 10. I was very glad to here you were still well when so many thare is sick. That is … Continue reading

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WH Neling letter home

This letter retains the spelling of the original. Grand [E]core Louisiana April the 17 [1864] Dear Mother I recived a letter from you the other day dated the 11. I was glad to here from you. It was the first … Continue reading

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James Samuel Perry–three families

One of the biggest recent shockers in my family history has been about my great-great-great grandfather, James Samuel Perry. For the longest time, my dad and I were trying to find out about James Samuel Perry. We knew that he married … Continue reading

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