He asks about his children and adds that he has not received any letters from his wife. He wonders when fighting between the armies might commence.
Letters, 1889-1896, from Fannie [-----] in Nottoway County, Virginia, to her relatives consisting of news of her family, information on her crops and livestock, and news of people in Nottoway County including deaths.
C.; commenting on rumors of the death of Confederate General Joseph Johnston at the battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks); noting that the Confederates have improved in their treatment of Union wounded and prisoners; and complaining about an address given by Massachusetts Governor John Andrews, stating that Massachusetts men are fighting for the Union, not to abolish slavery.
Letter, 19 December 1861, from Rob [-----], a soldier in the Confederate cavalry camp at Centreville, Virginia, discussing Union General George B.
He provides a list of prices for goods in Winchester.
He also discusses harvesting of local fruits and berries and fishing.
Letters, 8-, from James [-----], a Union sharpshooter in Suffolk, Virginia, to Emeline, commenting on his broken rifle and the need to get it repaired, orders to destroy railroad tracks from Carrsville to Suffolk before Confederate forces can do the same, and the help that Chaplin Hyde has been to the morale of his camp. View the catalog record [Confederate States of America. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 17th.] Extract from mss. Entries describe the regiments marches through Fredericksburg, Petersburg, Ivor Station, Suffolk, Chesterfield County, Caroline County, Culpeper Court House, Winchester, Front Royal, and Washington County, Virginia, and into Tennessee and North Carolina. View the catalog record [Confederate States of America. Burnside (1824-1881), and sending other news including information on the sick and dead. Extracts from a history, December 1864, of the 17th Virginia Infantry, detailing the movements of the unit during the period 14 February 1863 to 25 June 1864. Records concern raising and organizing troops in Virginia and Maryland, appointment of officers, construction of fortifications, dispatching of troops and supplies, the military use and defense of railroads, the capture and removal of machinery at the Harpers Ferry arsenal, and efforts to defend Richmond and Manassas Junction. Letter, 8 June 1862, from Frank [-----], a Massachusetts soldier, to his brother, informing his brother that he is headed to the hospital in Washington D. Letter, 1 January 1864, from George [-----] serving in Company B, 6th United States Cavalry to his parents stating that his regiment along with much of the Army of the Potomac is currently at Brandy Station, Virginia; and adding that little campaigning has been done because of the wet, cold weather and muddy conditions, but that some Union cavalry is operating in the Shenandoah Valley. Letter, 26 February 1865, to James [-----] from Tait[? He also mentions the arrival of Mc Clellan's Army to reinforce General Pope's Army.