A letter home (confederate) about north georgia near chattahoochee fulton co july 15th, 1864: a letter home (union) jefferson davis john bell hood joseph e johnston about north. Union & confederate soldier letters essay confederate soldier : wade collins july 1st, 1863 gettysburg, pennsylvania dear mirabella, this letter might be the last time you ever hear from me. Some historians emphasize that civil war soldiers were driven by political ideology, holding firm beliefs about the importance of liberty, union, or state rights, or about the need to. Rare letter from the gettysburg battlefield, dated july 4th, 1863: union soldier hopes “this battle will end the war” july 4, 1863 battle field near gttysburg pa.
Civil war letter written by union soldier w w hawkins to his father the letter is dated november 20, 1862 from camp at fairmount, near fredericksburg, va the letter contains comments. Letter written by a union soldier of the first michigan volunteer infantry on the glorious field describing his account of the surrender of general robert lee at appomattox, april 9, 1865.
Scott's letters to hannah are filled with rich details of the war and the living conditions in the union camps in mississippi, missouri, iowa and arkansas he tells of the terrible diseases. Mississippi soldiers in the civil war the typical confederate soldier from the magnolia state was very similar to the average civil war soldier, whether union or confederate.
Union soldiers' letters, diaries and journals written while in the south 6,358 pages of handwritten letters, diary and journal entries made by 98 union troops and officers, mostly written.
For example, its agents distributed bibles, delivered sermons, helped with sending letters home, taught men to read and write, and set up camp libraries the army learned many lessons and. The confederate states army (csa) was the military land force of the confederate states of america mcpherson also stated that of the hundreds of confederate soldiers' letters he had. Captain richard w burt civil war letters battle reports from the official records of the union and confederate armies written by the commanding generals fredericksburg civil war. Letters and diaries of soldiers and civilians please note: these primary sources retain the wording, spelling, the students imagine that they are civil war soldiers or civilians have.
Civil war soldiers were among the most literate in history about eight out of every ten confederate soldiers and nine out of every ten union soldiers could read and write. Letters home from the civil war this section is dedicated to the words of those brave men and women who participated in the american civil war and shared their experiences with friends and. Disunion follows the civil war as it unfolded several years ago, a thick sheaf of civil war letters was discovered in an old barn in upstate new york most were sent by a union soldier.