Category Archives: Civil War

General catch all for Civil War era

Education

Recently we were asked to put together an educational program for a senior center. Mrs Brewer (aka Kathy) contacted some of our friends in the Civil War reenacting community to find out if they would be interested and available. Due … Continue reading

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The Spring Campaign Has Begun

April 1861 Dearest Mother, I write to let you know that we are safe. The fighting came close to town as the Union boys are quite infused with the fervor to trounce the Confederates quickly and send them back home. … Continue reading

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My dear friend Maggie, I thought you might like this photograph of us that was made in August while we picnicked in the park. I thought it such a lovely image of the four of us, I had one made … Continue reading

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Distant relations

Dear Mother, You will be delighted to learn that I have come across a distant relation recently. We had the great pleasure of visiting with Senator Jefferson Davis and his wife, Varina Davis, over the past week end. Politics aside, … Continue reading

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We survived the pirate raid

My Dear Sister Caroline, I spent the weekend with Cousin Selden and heard about the history time line at Old Fort MacArthur. I truly wish I was able to accompany you. The newspaper ran drawings of some of the action, … Continue reading

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Friends To Reunite In Costa Mesa

Dear Mrs. Coffin, We are heartily looking forward to visiting with you this upcoming 14th and 15th of May! My sweet Melody has already asked if she will be able to procure the delectable¬† grapes you frequently have on your … Continue reading

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Troops moving on toward Vista

Dear Mother and Father, I write to allay your fears and to assure you that Caroline and I, Melody and her father, Mrs Marshall and her family, all are safe and the armies have moved on from Prado Park. The … Continue reading

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Troops Seen Massing at Prado Regional Park

My Dearest Husband, Time draws onward and I find myself missing you terribly. I do hope you are keeping well out in the elements with the Army and that my last letter arrived with the blanket intact. Spring is starting … Continue reading

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