August 7, 1864 To: Nancy Keith From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Ethan writes to his sister, Nancy, who apparently has been staying with the Blodgets, with news of the family and neighbors. Their cousin Eugene will be going to Niles in a couple of weeks and Ethan will go with him. Pa is at Uncle… Continue reading August 7, 1864 Letter to Nancy Keith from Ethan Keith
August 2, 1864 To: Sarah Keith From: Luke Keith, De Pere, WI Is still at Uncle James King’s. Hasn’t been feeling well which he blames on the hot weather. Hears that there are a lot of bears in the area and he would like to see one. Inquires about the children and the crops. Depere… Continue reading August 2, 1864 letter to Sarah Keith from Luke Keith
July 26, 1864 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Charles Luke Keith Jr., De Pere, WI Luke is in De Pere, Wisconsin, south of Green Bay, where he is trying to sell bed bottoms. Robert accompanied him as far as Oshkosh, where they had dinner with Aunt Mary. This letter was originally posted to the… Continue reading July 26, 1864 letter to Sarah Keith from Luke Keith
June 22, 1864 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Luke Keith, Milwaukee, WI Luke writes that he is well other than daily headaches and the blues. He has put in bed bottoms in several places and has shown the model as well as putting a bedstead in one of the big furniture establishments. He is… Continue reading June 22, 1864 letter to Sarah Keith from Luke Keith
June 3, 1864 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Nancy Betts, Dowagiac, MI Sent the letter with Eugene. Wants them to make sure he gets on the 4 o’clock train. Wants to go to Henry’s on Monday. She has 20 pounds of rags and wants Sarah to help her weave a carpet. This letter was… Continue reading June 3, 1864 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts
April 21, 1864 To: Charles Luke Keith Jr. From: Hiram Crawford, Brandy Station, VA Arrived from recruiting station on February 18. Has written to Mother, Sarah, Jennie, Henry, Robert, David and Prosper and seems irritated that he hasn’t received any response from any of them. Sent $168; wants Luke to put $150 of it in… Continue reading April 21, 1864 letter to Luke Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.
April 14, 1864 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Henry Crawford, Niles, MI Hiram didn’t come home with the Regiment. He was detailed to stay. Virginia was in Laport because he couldn’t find a house fit to live in but has found one now and is doing very well considering the high price of gold. This… Continue reading April 14, 1864 letter to Sarah Keith from Henry Crawford