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Title:   Joseph Rutherford to [Hannah Rutherford] 

Creator:  Rutherford, Joseph Chase, 1818-1902

Date:  1864-09-09

Resource type:   correspondence

Rutherford reflects on his deep desires to be home with family, his health improves but not yet resumed duties, expresses his feelings of the war going on, of those at home in comfort not experiencing the hardships of the soldier, makes a reference to the Copperheads in political rhetoric, writes of his mare, gives a description of his tent as living quarters with a drawing, and a requests for new glasses as his eyesight is getting bad. 

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Title:   Justus F. Gale to Sister 

Creator:  Gale, Justus F., 1837-1863

Date:  1863-[05-15]

Resource type:   correspondence

Gale writes that he is still camped near Alexandria and is using his cartridge box as a desk to write the letter. The weather has been rainy and they have been using their rubber blankets as tents. He then goes on to describe the shooting of James H. Hill, a teamster, by an Irish soldier, James O’Mara, on May 14th, and finishes his letter with a complaint against all those to whom he has written who have not yet replied, and gossip about Ira F. Grout of Elmore, Vermont.  

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Creator:  Barney, Valentine G., 1834-1889

Date:  1863-06-02

Resource type:   correspondence

Barney writes of receiving a letter from his wife, confirming the arrival of the box he sent, of photographs, of the uncertainty in military life, confessing that he doesn’t read the Bible as often as he should, of being able to set up the wall tents and the difference this will make in his comfort. Encourages his wife to remain happy and how his happiest times were spent with her and the children. 

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Creator:  Barney, Valentine G., 1834-1889

Date:  1864-02-12

Resource type:   correspondence

Barney writes of a scouting expedition to see if the Confederates are nearby, and of finding wounded Confederate soldiers who had been stripped of their clothing, as well as wounded Union soldiers who had been paroled. He also writes of nearly being killed in the attack at Newport Barracks, and of being complimented by Colonel James Jourdan for his handling of the incident.  

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Creator:  Barney, Valentine G., 1834-1889

Date:  1864-02-17

Resource type:   correspondence

A very brief letter expressing his relief that his son, Fred, has recovered completely. He also writes that Lieutenant Erastus W. Jewett had received news of the death of his father and was thinking of resigning, though Barney hopes he will not. He also describes his tent and its fireplace.  

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Creator:  Barney, Valentine G., 1834-1889

Date:  1864-02-21

Resource type:   correspondence

Barney writes of feeling a little homesick and wishing to be with his family, but also that he feels his duty is with the army, contemplates asking for a leave of absence but is afraid it would be too hard to return to his post, writes of plans to celebrate Washington’s birthday & of sending a map of the countryside.  

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Creator:  Barney, Valentine G., 1834-1889

Date:  1864-03-06

Resource type:   correspondence

Barney writes that the expected attack has not yet occurred and that he is afraid there will be no attack, as the camp is very well defended. There are breastworks all around the camp and the ground has been cleared. He also writes of his disappointment at the news that the horse he has been waiting for has been sold, and describes his new tent and his new tent mate, Major Bartlett. 

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Title:   Lyman Barton to Melissa Barton 

Creator:  Barton, Lyman, 1839-1936

Date:  1863-12-01

Resource type:   correspondence

Lyman Barton writes of his return to his regiment after spending time at home on sick leave. He also writes of two men being shot for desertion from his regiment, one from his own company. Both men were drafted and he tells the story of the wife of one man coming to camp after his execution, of her being told the news of his death by the company cook, of Portsmouth newspaper reports on Gen Grant and Gen Meade's capture of Rebel prisoners, of comfortable tent to live in with stove. 

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