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Political cartoon depicting Union soldiers in Andersonville prison compared with the rebel leader, Jeff Davis at Fortress Monroe. This wood engraving was completed by Thomas Nast, a German-born cartoonist, who would later become known for his…

[corresponds to page 1 of Lucy Webb Hayes Letter to Rutherford B. Hayes, June 13, 1861]
Lucy W. Hayes
June 13, 1861 [underlined twice]- Mar [underlined twice]
Cincinnati. June 13 th [superscript]
Dearest Ruddy,
I cannot tell you how
happy…

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NEW ENGLAND SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION
South Portland, Maine
and the
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN, INC.
1318 Vermont Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C.
Announce the Launching of the
SS. "Harriet Tubman"
At South Portland, Maine
June…

[Letter of Mrs. Oran Follett to John Wilbor November 11, 1864]
Sandusky Nov. 11
1864
Mr. Wilbor,
Dr. Sir, You will see by the
Register that we are making an effort to
provide a Thanksgiving dinner for our Soldiers'
families, and we do…

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[illegible] Feb. 22d [d superscript] 1864

Dear Sir,
According to your request, I send you my Autograph ect. In the latter part of the last century. [illegible] the beginning of the present persons from Penn to thes [sic] States &…

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F.L. Flowers, M.D.
Dear Sir-The service of Miss Susan Free is accepted for any General Hospital [underlined] to which the Resident Surgeon will admit her-TheRules [underlined] of this service grant [illegible word crossed out] admission…

Contributor Note: I am related to David Bower who served in the 105th OVI, Co. I during the Civil War. He was wounded in the leg and survived.

David and my ancestors:
Michael Bower, my 6th great grandfather
Andrew Bower, my 5th great…

EXPERIENCE OF 90TH BOYS IN SOUTHERN PRISONS.
We were captured at the battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 20th, 1863, and were sent to Richmond, Va. When we got to Atlanta, Ga., we were marched from the railroad through the streets of the city to…

"Grab A Root"
By Sylvester Rader, 90th OVI, Co. I

While soldiering in the Army of the Cumberland,
Some Johnnies to shoot,
We stubbed our toe, fell down in the mud,
And the boys, hollowed, "Grab a Root!"

The origin of the word we never…

THREE YEARS IN DIXIE
BY HIRAM S. BROWN, CO. E.
CROOKS, KY.

I composed the following about the close of the war. I used to sing it, and then after a few years I held the "Little Browns" on my knee and sang it to them. I do not claim to be a…