Bailey, D. C. (fl. 1864-1865) to Mary E. Bailey
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02664
Author/Creator: Bailey, D. C. (fl. 1864-1865)
Place Written: Washington, D.C.
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 22 June 1865
Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 21 x 13 cm.
Summary of Content: States that he is grateful and thanks God that he and his family have been safe from sickness and harm. Reports that a part of his regiment is in Madison and will probably be there for some time. He hopes that if he is to stay long somewhere, it is in a town that he is familiar with. Gives instructions on plowing around the potato crop, killing weeds, and shoeing his horses. He is being kept in a camp near Tennally Town, Washington D.C. to defend the city while the Lincoln assassination trials are going on. Reports that all the testimony from the trial has been taken. Hopes that the remainder of the trial will not take a long time and that the conspirators get what they deserve.
People: Bailey, D. C., fl. 1864-1865., Bailey, Mary E., fl. 1864-1865., Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Assassination, Civil War;, Military History;, Union Forces;, Union Soldier’s Letter;, Soldier’s Letter;, Children and Family;, Health and Medical;, Religion;, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry;, Military Camp;, Washington, D.C.;, Lincoln Assassination;, President, Law;, Military History;, Military Law;, Crime;, Criminals and Outlaws;
Sub Era: The American Civil War
LOC Search Terms: Tenleytown (Washington, D.C.)--History., Tenleytown (Washington, D.C.)., Agriculture--History--19th century., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination., Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Death and burial., Assassins--United States--History--19th century., Presidents--United States., United States--Politics and government--1861-1870.Order Image