Correspondence; Fathers; Children; Families; Mothers; Civil Wars; War
Correspondence from Mary Guthrie Latta to her husband, Samiel R. Latta. In this four-page letter, she expresses concern for the safety of her husband. She states that she is "beginning to feel the terrible realities of war in earnest now."
Prisons; Prisoners of war; Prison hospitals; Prison guards; Sutlers; Military medicine
Hand-drawn color map of the military prison at Johnson's Island in the bay of Sandusky, Ohio, where captured Confederate officers were held. Prison buildings and grounds are labeled. Drawn by Capt. J. T. Hogane, Topographical Engineer, C.S.A.,...
Correspondence; Fathers; Mothers; Campaigns & battles; Civil Wars; War
Letter from Mary Guthrie Latta to her husband, Samuel R. Latta, dated August 19, 1861. Although she has hoped that Samuel Latta's unit would be ordered into retreat in Tennessee, they have instead been ordered to New Madrid, Missouri.
Letter from Pvt. John N. Warlick, Co. G, 55th (Brown's) Tenn. Vol. Inf. Regt., CSA, to his wife Nancy. The letter was written at the start of the 55th's encampment on Island No. 10, less than one month before its surrender to Union Gen. John Pope...