Monthly Archives: December 2011

Fixing Bridges in Kentucky

On December 29, 1861, William wrote a letter to his mother from Camp Wood, Green River, Kentucky.  William reports some skirmishes with the Rebels, efforts to repair a bridge, and the general health of the regiment.  (Transcript of William’s letter … Continue reading

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Christmas from the Collections

“A Christmas Folksong” by Paul Laurence Dunbar De win’ is blowin’ wahmah, An’ hit’s blowin’ f’om de bay; Day’s a so’t o’ mist a-risin’ All erlong de meddah way; Dey ain’t a hint o’ frostin’ On de groun’ ner in … Continue reading

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Robert receives news from home

On December 24, 1861, Jefferson Patterson wrote his son Robert a letter in response to the December 15 letter he received from Robert.  In the letter he comments on some of the news of the day and provides advice on how … Continue reading

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