Letters

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Title Author Recipient Datesort descending From To Collection
Davis1 Obed R. Davis “Dear Mother” May 1, 1861 DC Suffolk County, MA Obed Davis Collection
Darst1 William Benjamin Darst Margaret Darst May 3, 1861 Richmond, VA Pulaski County, VA William B. Darst Letter
Barlow2 Joseph Barlow Ellen Barlow May 5, 1861 DC Newburyport, Essex County, MA Joseph Barlow Collection
Barlow3 Joseph Barlow Ellen Barlow May 10, 1861 DC Newburyport, Essex County, MA Joseph Barlow Collection
Andrea1 Frederick Andrea Jacob Andrea May 12, 1861 Chambersburg, PA Letter of Frederick Andrea
WilliamMiller1 William H. Miller Mr. Levi Stickley May 12, 1861 Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, VA Strasburg, Shenandoah County, VA William H. Miller Letter
Barlow4 Joseph Barlow Ellen Barlow May 12, 1861 DC Newburyport, Essex County, MA Joseph Barlow Collection
Andrea1 Frederick Andrea Jacob Andrea May 12, 1861 Chambersburg, Franklin County, VA Luzerne County, PA Frederick Andrea Letter
White1 John Frost Andrew J. White May 14, 1861 Atlanta, Fulton County, GA Campbell County, GA Andrew J. White Papers
Boyd1 Robert Pressly Boyd John Thomas Boyd May 14, 1861 Barnwell County, SC Robert Boyd Papers, 1861-1871
Barlow5 Joseph Barlow Ellen Barlow May 18, 1861 Elkridge, MD Newburyport, Essex County, MA Joseph Barlow Collection
Boyd2 Daniel Boyd Robert Boyd May 21, 1861 Barnwell County, SC Abbeville County, SC Robert Boyd Papers, 1861-1871
Whitner1 unknown writer Eliza Whitner May 22, 1861 Catawba County, NC Eliza Whitner Papers
Miller1 William M. Miller James H. Miller May 25, 1861 Baldwin County, AL Monroe County, AL William M. Miller Letters
Boyd3 Robert Pressly Boyd Robert Boyd May 25, 1861 Manchester, VA Robert Boyd Papers, 1861-1871
Patton2 William M. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton May 26, 1861 Raleigh, NC Buncombe County, NC Patton Family Letters, 1860-1864
Patton2 William M. Patton James L. Patton , Sarah Patton May 26, 1861 Raleigh, NC Buncombe County, NC Patton Family Letters, 1860-1864
Snider1 John N. Snider Daniel Snider May 27, 1861 Beverly, Randolph County, VA Rockbridge County, VA John N. Snider Papers, 1861-1863
Barlow6 Joseph Barlow Ellen Barlow June 2, 1861 Elkridge, MD Newburyport, Essex County, MA Joseph Barlow Collection
Barlow7 Reuben Dade Joseph Barlow June 6, 1861 Newburyport, Essex County, MA Joseph Barlow Collection
Patton3 William M. Patton James L. Patton June 8, 1861 Garysburg, NC Buncombe County, NC Patton Family Letters, 1860-1864
Overcash1 Joseph Overcash James W. Overcash June 10, 1861 Rowan County, NC Joseph Overcash Papers, 1846 (1860-1863) 1865
Dalton3 William J. Darby Amos Harrison Dalton June 12, 1861 Dalton Family Papers, 1839-1904
Buford3 John W. Clark Louisa L. Clark June 12, 1861 Attalaville, Attala County, MS Buford and Clark Letters
Boyd4 Robert Pressly Boyd Robert Boyd June 15, 1861 Manassas Junction, VA Abbeville County, SC Robert Boyd Papers, 1861-1871
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