1862 January 28

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Private, later Sergeant, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts, currently assigned to the Commissary Dept. on the steamer “Admiral” January 28Cloudy this forenoon and mostof the afternoon but cleared offjust before sundown nicely. This forenoonI … Continue reading

1862 January 28

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio, currently on furlough] January 28Came home from Hannasthis forenoon. Called shorttime Scotts and on my way home a shorttime at Jane AndrewsFuneral of Dany Crepsthis afternoon … Continue reading

1862 January 28

[written on patriotic stationery showing Columbia with sword and flag] Dear Wife Although not inperfect healt yet withemotions such as no one canknow or feel exeped those who,have near and dear friends at adistance, I pen to you a few … Continue reading

1862 January 28

Dear Betsey After receiving your last let=ter informing me of Felicies misfortune Ithought I would write to her instead of toyou, I received her last letter a day ortwo ago & was much grieved to hear ofher situation, I had … Continue reading

1862 January 28 Richmond, Va.

Richmond, Jan 28th 1862 My Dear Phil I was pained to seein the paper the other day: the deathof your little girl; the news was sosudden and unexpected that I hardlyknow how to express my feelingsof sympathy with you and … Continue reading

1862 January 28 Winchester, Virginia

Winchester Jany 28-62My Darling Wife I have had nochill since night before lastand do not think I shall haveanother – This morning I eatthree biscuit and a cup of coffee for breakfast and I shouldhardly know that I am sickbut … Continue reading

1862 [January]

[The following undated letter from William H. Locke to his wife also appears to have been written on or around the end of January and may have been enclosed with his letter of January 26] Camp Jackson Fort Gaines [RD]My … Continue reading

1862 January 27

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts, currently assigned to the Commissary Dept., on the steamer “Admiral”] January 27Another pleasant day. Staid inthe pilot-house most of the timedoing the puzzle I learned last night andgetting the … Continue reading

1862 January 27 Camp Franklin near St Johns Semenary Alaxandria Va

Dear Father–I received your letters of the 18th & 27th three days ago & should& should[sic] have answered them before but as we had to go on guard every other day arround the Camp as the other companies but one … Continue reading

1862 January 27

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private, currently on furlough from the 23rd Ohio] Went to Town thisforenoon with Will SangarTook dinner at Mrs Martinswith J. Wright–saw theLeathersWent this afternoon toScotts. Aft[?] Chichester thisAft[?]. Hanna and I … Continue reading