In the letter Helen discusses Willie's education (and advises him to use a dictionary); the possibility of visiting her son at school; crops and weather in the area; social events; and upcoming weddings. A transcript is included.
In the letter Mary Ann discusses unreliable mail delivery and refers to the "flag of truce" system developed by the United States Postal Service for delivering mail between the North and South. She sends news of her family and mutual acquaintances,...
In the letter she discusses unreliable mail delivery; her sons' experiences in the Confederate army ("They never murmur or complain - laugh over their corn bread, tough Beef & tentless bed, and seems to realize how much better off they are than the...
In the letter he sends news of his brother Herbert's death (from diphtheria), and he explains that he has been in the Confederate army for several months. At the end is a note to his cousin, Elizabeth, to whom this and other letters were to be...
In the letter Helen discusses the death of Mary Ann's son, Herbert; unreliable mail delivery between the South and the North (referring to the "Flag of Truce" system developed by the United States Postal Service for delivering mail between the...
In the letter Willie discusses his new clothing, local events and activities ("I have been whortleberrying several times"), and mutual acquaintances. He also expresses concern for his mother: "I feel very sorry for you mother, and I hope you will...
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