Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box 2, Folder: 21
Identifier: C-Misc 79
Scope and Contents Includes three holograph letters written by members of the Leveridge family. The first two letters are written by Maria L. King in Warsaw, IN to John B. Leveridge in [Goshen, IN], and are dated July 2, 1865 and September 7, 1865. These letters discuss soldiers returning home from serving in the United States Civil War, farm life, and family news. The third letter is written by Jeff S. Leveridge in Goshen [IN] to Maria L. King in Warsaw, IN, and is dated April 10, 1870.
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The letters reflect the majority of letters written during the mid 19th century allowing disparate family members to catch up with one another. The letters from E.L. Clark are written from the front lines of the Civil War explaining the nuances of picket lines as well as enlightening their friends and family on the happenings of the war. Throughout are mentions of some famous battles as well as the Kinston 22, a hanging of traitorous Confederate soldiers. This collection is a great insight into...