In the letter Cooke discusses money that his grandson has sent him (which he has not received), and he explains that he will be unable lend Edward anything: "...I am in debt at present and probably shall be till some favorable turn takes place...My...
In the letter he discusses the death of his grandson, Edward (Elizabeth's nephew); the effects of winter weather in the area ("We hear almost daily of broaken [sic] hips - legs - & arms occasioned by falls on the ice"); clothes that he needs; and...
In the first letter, written November 17, 1863, Mary Ann sends her sister family news, mentioning the death of one son and the military service of another. She also alludes to the "flag-of-truce" system for delivering mail between the North and...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the brief letter he sends news of family members, and he refers to the "flag of truce" system developed by the United States Postal Service for delivering mail between the...
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