2 Antique Civil War Soldier Letters (1862 Louisville KY) to Ashtabula County OH
Here are two authentic letters written by a Civil War soldier. The first is dated (and postmarked) 1862 from Louisville KY to his girl in Ashtabula County OH. The second has no date or envelope but is signed John Thompson. The letters offer a glimpse into the daily life and struggles of a soldier during the Civil War. The content of the letters covers a range of topics, including updates on the war, personal health, and family matters, as well as the author's high opinion of the city of Louisville.
Wear commensurate to age, including some smudging, age stains, folds, minor rips, discoloration, etc commensurate to a letter of its age. He also sent letters (after his time with Sigel) from General Whipel's Head Quarters (believed to be General William Whipple).
These details aren't included in this letter.