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Monday, March 7, 2011

A Letter From 1865

Another cold, windy day, making spring seem farther away again. It's a good day to look back through things, maybe organize a few boxes and memories.

Dianna, (http://thesedaysofmine.com) posted about an old ledger she found which had information about her granddaddy, and that brought to mind a letter written by my great-great-great grandmother in June of 1865, immediately following the Civil War. Of course I only have a copy of the original and it's very hard to read, considering it had been folded and smudged over the years. I will credit my sister-in-law, Pat, for deciphering the letter and letting us enter into a little glimpse of history.








Such very difficult times; we should all pray nothing like this happens in our country again.


2 comments:

  1. Hannah's letter surely sends us back to those hard times, doesn't it...better than history books. Thanks for sharing this.

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  2. Thanks for linking my blog to yours! I consider that quite a compliment!

    That's an amazing letter - what a treasure for your family. And you're right: such a sad time for our country. We just can't imagine what life was like in those times.
    Thanks for sharing.

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