1865: William Henry Mickle to Oleavia (Ploss) Mickle

This letter was written by William Henry Mickle (1839-1922), 134th New York Infantry and AAQM Artillery, 20th Army Corps. It was part of a large collection of letters by Mickle that were sold on the internet recently. Mickle was from Marianville, Schenectady County, New York, and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the 134th New York Infantry, serving … More 1865: William Henry Mickle to Oleavia (Ploss) Mickle

1861: George William Moyers to Susan E. (Henkel) Moyers

This letter was written from Gordonsille, Virginia, by George William (“Billie”) Moyers (1837-1905), the son of Michael Price Moyers (1812-1884) and Susan Melone (1809-1877). Billie was married to Susan E. Henkel (1843-1918) on 10 April 1861. Susan was the daughter of Dr. Samuel Godfrey Henkel (1807-1863) and Susan Koiner (1810-1905) of Stanardsville. Confederate service records … More 1861: George William Moyers to Susan E. (Henkel) Moyers

1863: Jerome Bottomly to Abigail E. Bottomly

Hailing from Cherry Valley, Massachusetts, Jerome Bottomly (1842-1912), enlisted for a three-year term in September 1861 as an artificer in the 1st Battalion, United States Engineers, Co. “C”. The 1st Battalion, which constructed roads and bridges to keep the Union Army of the Potomac moving (they built six bridges across the Rappahanoock River at Fredericksburg), … More 1863: Jerome Bottomly to Abigail E. Bottomly

1864: Warren P. Searles to Warren D. Searles

This letter was written by Warren P. Searles (1842-1864), the son of Warren D. Searles (1814-1907) and Achsah (“Axie”) Spalding (1814-1889) of Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire. Warren enlisted in Co. C, 40th Massachusetts Infantry in August 1862. The regimental record indicates he was taken prisoner during the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff on 16 May 1864. He … More 1864: Warren P. Searles to Warren D. Searles

1862: John Sprague Robbins to Benjamin Whitmore Robbins

This letter was written by John Sprague Robbins (1832-1862) of Co. E, 18th Massachusetts Infantry. He was the son of Chandler Robbins (1801-1887) and Sarah Burgess Robbins (1798-1882) of Carver, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He wrote the letter to his brother, Benjamin Whitmore Robbins (1835-1912). According to regimental records, John was 29 when he enlisted in … More 1862: John Sprague Robbins to Benjamin Whitmore Robbins