SOLDIERS LETTERS From Camp, Battlefield and Prison. Edited by Lydia Minturn Post. FIRST EDITION Published in 1865 by Bunce & Huntington, New York. 7 x 5 cloth hardcover.Some wear including rubbing and chipping at corners and spine ends (worn areas have been cosmetically treated to improve overall appearance). Book is firmly bound, clean and complete. No torn, loose or missing pages. SOLDIERS LETTERS is a rare collection of more than 200 actual wartime letters written by Civil War soldiers and sent to family, friends and others from the battlefield, army camps, field hospitals and military prisons. In these messages you will find eyewitness accounts of battles, brushes with death, descriptions of prison confinement, etc. Along with heartfelt expressions of devotion to loved ones back home in some cases, from men who never made it back home, except in a pine box. SOLDIERS LETTERS was published at the request of the U. The United States Sanitary Commission was a private relief agency created by federal legislation on June 18, 1861, to support sick and wounded soldiers of the U. Army during the American Civil War. SOLDIERS' LETTERS contains more than 200 individual letters in total, each providing a fascinating personal glimpse into the conditions endured by Civil War soldiers on the battlefield, in camp and even in the despair of prison. For your convenience, I have personally created an inventory of the letters contained in this rare volume, where possible citing the authors, their location at the time and the date the letter was written. Further down the page, you can see some photos of the book and some of the letters themselves. I hope you will take a moment to have a look.
WESTON, CHAPLAIN March of the 7th Regiment. BYRON WILSON Army of the Potomac. DWIGHT LINCOLN Spiking a Rebel Battery, Camp in Missouri, fifteen miles from Island No. DWIGHT LINCOLN Letter to His Father, Nashville, Jan 10, 1863.RICHARD DERBY, CAPTAIN On the Potomac, Sept 13, 1861. CAPTAIN RICHARD DERBY Harrisons Island, Oct 6, 1861. CAPTAIN RICHARD DERBY Washington, Sept 20, 1861.
CAPTAIN RICHARD DERBY After the Battle of Balls Bluff, Poolesville, Maryland, Oct 22, 1861. CAPTAIN RICHARD DERBY Poolesville, November 2, 1861. LIEUTENANT RICHARD DERBY TO REV. ANONYMOUS On the Deaths of Lyon and Baker. ARTHUR BUCKMINSTER FULLER A Memorial and Letters.
CAPTAIN RICHARD DERBY Balls Bluff, Camp Foster, Poolesville, Md. WALTER GRINNELL, ACTING MASTER U.DAVENPORT, NEW YORK DURYEA ZOUAVES Camp Butler, Fortress Monroe, 5th Regiment, June 11, 1861. TIMBERLAKE, LIEUTENANT, 8TH REGIMENT, MAINE VOLUNTEERS Camp Sherman, Washington, Sep 27, 1861. TIMBERLAKE Annapolis Camp, October 17, 1861, before joining Shermans neetmok expedition to Port Royal. TIMBERLAKE Speech of General Viele Southward Bound; Secret Expedition.
TIMBERLAKE Hampton Roads, Steamer Ariel, Oct 27, 1861. TIMBERLAKE The Naval Victory at Hilton Head, Port Royal, South Carolina, Nov 9, 1861. TIMBERLAKE, 8TH REGIMENT, MAINE VOLUNTEERS The Flight of the Chivalry, Hilton Head, South Carolina, Nov 14, 1861.
WILL MOSEY MCCLAIN Memorial of Stephen Albert Rollins, January 12, 1865. WHITE, 21ST MASSACHUSETTS VETERAN VOLUNTEERS Expedition to Newbern. WHITE, 21ST MASSACHUSETTS VETERAN VOLUNTEERS Battle of Roanoke Island. DAVENPORT Camp Winfield Scott, near Yorktown, Virginia, 5th Regiment, NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS DURYEA ZOUAVES, April 21st, 1862.
DAVENPORT Battle of Hanover Court-House, Chickahominy River Camp, June 1, 1862. JOHN WHIPPLE Battle of Seven Pines, White Oak Swamp, Virginia, June 22, 1862. JOHN SCHWARTZ Camp near Falmouth, Virginia, Hancocks Division. KEELER Army of the Potomac, Oct 6 1862.
CLARKE RICE Gettysburg, Maryland, August 1862. LEWIS BENEDICT, COLONEL A Memorial. Engagement of the Monitor with the Merrimac, U. Steamer Monitor, Hampton Roads, Mar 14 1864. FOX About the Monitor, U.
Steamer Roanoke, Old Point, Mar 10, 1864. RICHARD DERBY Camp Foster, Poolesville, Maryland, Jan 24 1862. WARD-MASTER THOMAS MCCABE Schedule 7th of the Late Patrick Dregans Effects, USA General Hospital, New York City. ROLAND GREENE MITCHELL Naval Engagement: Merrimac and Cumberland Monitor and Merrimac. MAGILL Camp Scott, Yorktown, May 1, 1862.WILSON, VETERAN VOLUNTEERS Camp Before Richmond, 1862. RICHARD DERBY Yorktown, Virginia, May 6, 1862. WHIPPLE Battle of Seven Pines, June 2 1862. DERBY Harrisons Landing, James River, Virginia, July 4 1862. DAVENPORT Battle of Gaines Mill, Harrisons Landing, Virginia, July 8 1862. DAVENPORT Bull Run, Camp Near Chain Bridge, Virginia, Sept 3 1862.
RICHARD DERBY, LIEUTENANT On Transport Mississippi, off Acquia Creek, Potomac River, Aug 27 1862. RICHARD DERBY The Box of Delicacies, Frederick City, Maryland, Sept 13, 1862.
RICHARD DERBY Boonesville, Sept 17 1862. FENNO, 107TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS Antietam, Sept 18 1862. TIMBERLAKE John Morgan, the Guerrilla. JAMES LOUIS Testimony of an Enemy, City Point, Sept 1863. HEENAN, 56TH MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS The Freedmen of Newbern, Dec 5th, 1864.LEWIS Vicksburg, Mississippi, Sept 23 1864. CHRISTIE, 1ST MINNESOTA BATTERY To Miss Sarah Southworth.
TIMBERLAKE Battle of Perrysville, Headquarters 81st Indiana Volunteers, Bivouac at Crab Orchard, Kentucky, Oct 17 1862. LIEUTENANT 156TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS Just Enlisted, New Orleans, Dec 25 1862.
DAVENPORT Battle of Frederick City, Camp Falmouth, Dec 17 1862. CHARLIE GOODRICH Battle of Murfreesboro, Camp at Murfreesboro, Jan 7 1863. TIMBERLAKE Battle of Stone River, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Jan 12 1863. LIEUTENANT, 156TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS Referring to Discouragements and Defeats, Camp Kearney, near New Orleans, Feb 5 1863.ANONYMOUS Before the Fall of Vicksburg. A MEMBER OF THE 124TH REGIMENT NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS To His Wife, Before the Battle of Chancellorsville, Camp Near Falmouth. ANONYMOUS Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, Mar 8 1863. ANONYMOUS Fort McHenry, Apr 10 1863. ANONYMOUS Fort McHenry, Apr 27 1863. ANONYMOUS Fort McHenry, June 7.
ANONYMOUS In Camp Eastville, Northampton, Sept 2 1863. SERGEANT EDMUND EVARTS Fort Federal Hill, Sep 9 1863.JOHN WHIPPLE The Battle at Newbern. PENNIMAN, LOGANS DIVISION, 17TH ARMY CORPS The Morning Reveille, Lake Providence, 1863. KETCHAM, 120TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS Camp Near Falmouth, Virginia, Mar 11, 1863.
ANONYMOUS Algiers, Louisiana, April 3 1863. ANONYMOUS A Western Soldier to a New England Woman. ROBERT HORAN, 95TH ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS On the Battlefield, rear of Vicksburg, May 21 1863. JOHN WHIPPLE Fort Anderson, Newbern, North Carolina, May 31 1863.JOHN WHIPPLE Fort Anderson, North Carolina, April 1863. ROLLINS Charge of the Ninety-Fifth Illinois on the Fortifications of Vicksburg, May 22 1863. JOHN WHIPPLE Fort Anderson, Maryland, Apr 14 1863. PENNIMAN Vicksburg, June 23 1863.
ANONYMOUS Camp of the Forlorn Hope, Before Port Hudson. ROLLINS, 95TH ILLINOIS In Vicksburg, July 5 1863.B, 95TH ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS Resting After the Battle, Natchez, Mississippi, 1863. NEW YORK 7TH REGIMENT Bush River, July 5, 1863. 17TH ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS Camp Above Vicksburg. JOHN WHIPPLE Snuff Eaters, Camp Near Newbern, Feb 11, 1863. WILLIS, MAJOR 119TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS Headquarters, 119th N. Volunteers, Brooks Station, May 19, 1863. ROBERT GOULD SHAW The First Colored Regiment, Steamer De Molay, Off Cape Hatteras, June 1, 1863. Simons Island, June 9, 1863. Helenas Island, South Carolina, July 3, 1863. MAXWELL, 3RD MAINE REGIMENT Battle of Gettysburg.
ROLLINS, Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 20, 1863. MITCHEL Headquarters Third Division, Bowling Green, Feb 18 1862. ROLAND GREENE MITCHELL, 7TH REGIMENT, NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS Baltimore, Maryland, Club-house, July 1863. E, 3RD NEW YORK CAVALRY Newbern, North Carolina, July 25 1863. LLOYD KNIGHT Nov 29, 1855.
FRANKLIN, CAPTAIN AND AIDE-DE-CAMP The Sabine Expedition. HARRY WASHBURN, 1ST ---- BATTERY Vicksburg, Mississippi, Nov 18 1863.
WILL MCLAIN OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, 32ND REGIMENT OHIO VOLUNTEERS Vicksburg, Mississippi, Nov 18, 1863. NIND, 127TH ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS The Military Horizon. ROLLINS, 95TH ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS Vicksburg, Mississippi, Nov 18 1863. 14TH WISCONSIN VOLUNTEERS Vicksburg, Nov 19 1863. MUNSELL, PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS The Spy, Brandy Station, Dec 13, 1863.MCCLAIN, 32ND OHIO VOLUNTEERS, INFANTRY, 2ND BRIGADE To Miss Sarah Southworth, Winthrop, Maine, Vicksburg, 1863. DOFF, 1ST PENNSYLVANIA ARTILLERY, BATTERY B Near Culpepper, Dec 31 1863. EDGAR WADHAMS, COMPANY A, 140TH REGIMENT Germantown U.
STAFF OFFICER To His Mother, Headquarters, Knoxville, Oct 2 1863. ROWLAND MINTURN HALL, CAPTAIN 3RD NEW YORK CAVALRY VOLUNTEERS Advance Upon Goldsboro, North Carolina. ROLLINS, 95TH ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS A Soldiers Prophecy. 59TH MASSACHUSETTS VETERANS VOLUNTEERS The Seven Days Fight.
ROLLINS, 95TH ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS Vicksburg, Mississippi, January 2, 1864. ANONYMOUS Sanitary Fairs, Camp Kearney near New Orleans, Jan 1864. ANONYMOUS Vicksburg, Jan 15 1864. MCLAIN, 32ND OHIO VOLUNTEERS The Green-House, Vicksburg, Jan 18, 1864. HUBBELL, 32ND OHIO VETERANS INFANTRY The Raid, Vicksburg, Feb 2 1864.
ROLLINS The Emancipation Proclamation A Fallen Heros Words, To Miss Sarah Southworth, Winthrop, Maine, Vicksburg, 1864. WHIPPLE The Prison at Elmira Lookout Mountain, Elmira Barracks, New York, Jan 1864.GOODMAN, 95TH ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS On Board the Steamer John Raine, for Red River. THOMAS SULLY, 15TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY Washington Hospital Home. NOYES, 8TH WISCONSIN VOLUNTEERS Alexandria, Louisiana, April 1864. HUBBELL, 32ND OHIO VOLUNTEERS On Furlough. ROLLINS, 95TH ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS Surrender of Vicksburg, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Feb 18, 1864.
ROLLINS Vicksburg, Mississippi, Feb 9, 1864. WILLIAM M MCLAIN Huntsville, Alabama, May 24, 1864.
MCLAIN, 32ND OHIO VOLUNTEERS INFANTRY, OF RICHMOND, VA. Contrabands, After returning from Shermans Raid in February 1864.
ROLLINS, 95TH ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS After Returning from the Red River Expedition, Memphis, Tennessee, May 31, 1864. HUTCHINSON Camp of 108th Volunteers, Fort Morton, Virginia, May, 1864. WILL M MCLAIN, 32ND OHIO VOLUNTEERS A Rainy Day in Camp, Huntsville, Alabama, May, 1864. PILLINGS In the Trenches, Petersburg, Virginia, June 1864.
AYRES, 3RD MICHIGAN REGIMENT Spottsylvania Courthouse. WILSON, VERMONT VOLUNTEERS The Women of the North. PILLINGS, 86TH NEW YORK STATE VETERAN VOLUNTEERS.
CHARLES DE MOTT, 1ST NEW YORK ARTILLERY, KILLED IN ACTION Brandy Station, 1864. CHARLES DE MOTT In the Camp, on the Field. ROLLINS Alexandria, Louisiana, Apr 27, 1864. COLORED REGIMENT Millikens Bend, April 19, 1864. REGIMENT Motto Remember Fort Pillow, Vidalia, Louisiana, May 17, 1864.
PILINGS Halted on the Peninsula, near the Pamunkey River, May 29, 1864. PILLINGS Army of the Potomac, Bartletts Mills, Virginia, June 10. JOHN WHIPPLE The Prison Camp, Elmira, New York, July, 1864. 59TH REGIMENT, MASS VETERANS VOLUNTEERS Patriotism and Hard-Tack, January, 1864.
A, ROLLINS, 95TH ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS Red River Expedition. ROLLINS After the Red River Expedition, Alexandria, May 1864. CHESTER HUTCHINSON Fredericksburg, May 2, 1864. PILLINGS Army of the Potomac, May 18, 1864. ANONYMOUS Guntown Expedition, Memphis, July 1, 1864.MCLAIN Headquarters in the Trenches, In front of Kenesaw-Pit, en route for Atlanta, Georgia, June 28, 1864. PILLINGS Petersburg, Virginia, July 25, 1864. STARKINS Petersburg, Aug 1, 1864. YOUR SOLDIER FRIEND Four Miles North of Atlanta, July, 1864. 32ND OHIO INFANTRY The Thirty-Second Ohio in the Battles of July 22 and 28 Near Atlanta, Georgia, Camp of the 17th Army Corps, Near Atlanta, Georgia, August 8, 1864.
B, 32ND OHIO Preaching An Abolition Sermon. FRANKLIN Major-General Franklins Capture and Escape, Portland, Maine, Aug 26, 1864. MARSH Army of the Cumberland, West Virginia, Sept 15, 1864. SERGEANT 1ST MICHIGAN CAVALRY Campbell Hospital, Washington D. CAVALRY Chicago Convention, In the Field, Sept 20, 1864.
TIMBERLAKE, 13TH INDIANA CAVALRY The Hero of Chickamauga. ISAAC STOKELEY, NEW YORK COLORED REGIMENT Harts Island, New York, 1864. PILLINGS The Mine, Before Petersburg, Virginia, August 1864.MCLAIN, 32ND OHIO VOLUNTEERS Compromise. OSCAR BENNETT, DRUMMER BOY, 14TH ARTILLERY, NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS Davids Island, Written after Returning from Shermans Raid to Meridian, Mississippi. COLORED INFANTRY A View from a Soldiers Watch-Tower.
KEENAN, 56TH MASSACHUSETTS A Happy New Year, Newbern. A STAFF OFFICER The Mine, Before Petersburg, August 1864. MCLAIN An Exodus in the 19th Century, Urbana, Ohio, Feb 15, 1865. Battle of the Wilderness, November 1864.HUBBELL, 32ND OHIO VOLUNTEERS Lost Mountain, Camp Marietta, Georgia. E, 2ND NEW YORK CAVALRY Camp Parole, Annapolis, Nov 28, 1864. SNOOK, 68TH OHIO VOLUNTEERS General McPherson, In the Front, near Atlanta, Georgia, 1864. WHITE, 21ST MASSACHUSETTS VETERAN VOLUNTEERS Before Petersburg. MCLAIN, 32ND OHIO VOLUNTEERS The Vicksburg Union Literary Society Broken Ties. 59TH REGIMENT VETERAN VOLUNTEERS Army of the Potomac, Annapolis, 1864. MARSH, 15th NEW YORK CAVALRY, GENERAL CUSTERS DIVISION Lees Surrender, Virginia, Camp in a Field, April 14, 1865. CAVALRY Our Loss, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, April 16, 1865. KEENAN, 17TH MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS Joy and Grief, Raleigh, North Carolina, April 20, 1865.
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