Category Archives: Civil War

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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Sarah Nelings pension

http://archive.org/stream/veteransadminist1653unit Nelings, Sarah J. Certificate No. 896,441. ARMY WIDOW Act of May 1, 1920 Name of Soldier: William H. Nelings Service: Corpl and Sgt. Co. E, 27th Iowa Inf.

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Daniel Thompson Nelings

The above section is from The History of Clayton County and includes the names of many local men and boys from Clayton County Iowa. Some of these names are also in an account book kept by Daniel T Nelings from 1867 … Continue reading

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Jessie Annette Jack Hooper

Born 1865 in Iowa, died May 8, 1935. Jessie Jack was the daughter of David Hayes Jack and Mary Elizabeth Nelings. David Hayes Jack, picture below, mustered into a unit from Iowa in the Civil War. When he returned to … Continue reading

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