1862 Letters

December 28, 1862 letter to Alonzo Johnson from Charlana Johnson

December 28, 1862 To:  Alonzo Johnson From: Charlana Johnson, Climax, MI It seems a bit tongue in cheek that Charlana is thanking Alonzo for his recent letter, letting him know that he will never regret letting her know all his wants and wishes. She is sending some postage stamps and his father is sending a… Continue reading December 28, 1862 letter to Alonzo Johnson from Charlana Johnson

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December 6, 1862 letter to Alonzo Johnson from Henry Adams & Charlana Johnson

December 6, 1862                  To:  Alonzo Johnson From: Henry Adams & Charlana Johnson, Climax, MI Henry writes that he took his rifle and started for Wakeshma last Monday and was now in Climax. He writes about the various family members. Emulous is with his regiment in Grand Rapids. Charlana then finishes the letter. Climax Dec 6th… Continue reading December 6, 1862 letter to Alonzo Johnson from Henry Adams & Charlana Johnson

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November 16, 1862 letter to Alonzo Johnson from Charlana & Burton Johnson

November 16, 1862 To:  Alonzo Johnson, Louisville, KY From: Charlana & Burton Johnson, Climax, MI Charlana was offered $30.00 to teach school for three months. Several women offered to do her washing and baking for nothing and she could come home at nights, but Burton wouldn’t let her because he would be so lonesome. Burton… Continue reading November 16, 1862 letter to Alonzo Johnson from Charlana & Burton Johnson

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October 30, 1862 letter to Alonzo Johnson from Charlana & Burton Johnson

October 30, 1862 To:  Alonzo Johnson From: Charlana & Burton Johnson,[1] Climax, MI General news about visits with various family members. Climax Oct the 30th[2] My Dear Child I take my pen for the first time to write and let you know that we are all well at presant and hope this letter will find… Continue reading October 30, 1862 letter to Alonzo Johnson from Charlana & Burton Johnson

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October 6, 1862 letter to Luke Keith from James S. King

October 6, 1862  To: Luke Keith, Galesburg, MI  From: James S. King, Springfield, MA Has decided he ought not to take the colt for $37.50 and only pay for his keep. Writes of some of the men being discharged from military service. George Jr. was in Washington and being released on parole. His father went… Continue reading October 6, 1862 letter to Luke Keith from James S. King

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August 2, 1862 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts

August 2, 1862  To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Nancy Betts, Dowagiac, MI Was in Niles last week, presumably visiting Henry and his family, but they had all been sick. Mary has not received a letter from Edwin since he went away. This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters blog and can… Continue reading August 2, 1862 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts

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June 3, 1862 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts

June 3, 1862  To: Luke & Sarah Keith From: Nancy Betts, Omro, WI Has sold her interest in the farm. Expects to start for Michigan the first of June. Louisa had another young daughter. LP [Pros] is working on the Wolf River. Aunt Mary Wickersham is at Oshkosh. Ann Lacey got a letter from “canaday”… Continue reading June 3, 1862 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts