In the letter Charlie describes his voyage home to Portland, Alabama, probably after visiting his family in Connecticut. He discusses seasickness; a whale spotted while sailing along the coast of South Carolina; the flag over Fort Sumter "which we...
In the letter Mary Ann discusses unreliable mail delivery, and she refers to the "flag of truce" system developed by the United States Postal Service for delivering mail between the North and South. She also sends news of family in Alabama. A...
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