Sunday, 1864 April 24, Otisville, Genesee County, Michigan: “Now about buying a horse . . . Never buy & furnish anything that the U. S. furnishes”

[Letter of a Michigan civilian who advises his cavalryman brother against purchasing his own horse for military service] Otisville, April 24, 1864 Genesee County, Michigan Bro. Alf: I now will try to [unintelligible word] this Sunday morning in writing to … Continue reading

Thursday, 1864 March 24, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Virginia [later West Virginia]: “Said he expected they would hang him”

[Diary entry of an identified Union army military chaplain’s (?) visit with an accused wife murderer] Martinsburg, Va. March 24, 1864 On Provost guard in Martinsburg today made a visit to the room in which Mr. Joseph  M. [Linciana?] who … Continue reading