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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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Cairo Illinois

Civil War Letter   Cairo Nov 15 1862 Dear Mother We have got to Cairo at last, but we don’t know how long we will stay her. We got here on Friday. Thare is about 800 prisners here. They look … Continue reading

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Civil War Letter   Fort Snelling Novem 3 1862[1]   Dear Sister   I receved your letter yesterday and was very glad to here from you all. It has been some time since we herd from you. We got all … 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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Asa BURRELL Probate

Asa Burrell lived and died in Brandon, Rutland County, Vermont. His estate was probated in April of 1872. He was married to Abigail Burrell, who survived him. In the process of finding out information about the Cheneys, I copied his probate … Continue reading

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The challenge of incorrect information

Frequently, government information is incorrect. Census records will have relationships wrong, names misspelled, places of origin incorrect. This makes sense, given that interviewers may not have understood the person answering the questions and those answering the questions may not have … Continue reading

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Daniel T Nelings Account Book

The following are names in the account book of Daniel Thompson Nelings. DT Nelings worked as a plasterer in Iowa and also in South Dakota when he moved there with his family. This account book was from plastering work done … Continue reading

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