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Hogeland, Sally W. (fl. 1861-1865) to her brother

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.42.49 Author/Creator: Hogeland, Sally W. (fl. 1861-1865) Place Written: Baldwinsville, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 June 1864 - 20 June 1864 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.3 x 25 cm.

Summary of Content: She is glad to learn that he has escaped unharmed and feels for the many brave soldiers who gave their lives in battle. Writes that she is visiting their sister Lydia. She thinks that the visit will do her good both "bodily and mentally." Likes the weather and country there very much. Compared to all of the sad scenes they are used to she is "comparatively speaking, happy." Writes that everyone at Lydia's is doing well. Thinks that their home is very "delightful" as there is often music and flowers. Writes that Henry delivers papers which pays 15 dollars a week. She does not have a job. William does not live far from Lydia. Wishes that he was there with them. Describes the room she is staying in at Lydia's house. Writes a few lines about their childhood. They have visited William and had a nice feast. She feels bad discussing these things knowing the hardships he is suffering. Thinks the picture of her brother with his gun and ready to march is interesting. She is glad that he has friends who are sympathetic to his status as a soldier. Writes him some updates on family members. Notes that Amanda stayed with her for a few weeks.

Background Information: Franklin W. Fuller from Howard, Illinois enlisted on 14 August 1862 as a Sergeant. He mustered into the I Company of the Illinois 74th Infantry on 4 September 1862. He was mustered out on 10 ...June 1865 in Nashville, Tennessee.See More


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

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Sub Era: The American Civil War

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