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Finding aid for the June and Gilbert Krueger collection of Civil War letters 0167
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Box 1, Folder 1

Beebe, Charles L. 1861 January-1863 March

General Physical Description note: 9 letters

Scope and Content

These nine letters are written from Charles Beebe to his cousin Lavina between 1861 and 1863. In his letters he mentions things such as how he made another trade, he was sick with the ague, he mentions locations where the army is staying, and complains about marching barefoot without any food. In one letter he says, "I hope to see the day that this war will be at an end but I don't believe we will ever see the south subdued."
Box 1, Folder 2

Beebe, Charles L. 1863 April-December

General Physical Description note: 6 letters

Scope and Content

This folder contains 6 letters written in 1863 to Lavina from her cousin C.L. Beebe. The letters contain various pieces of information about the health of C.L. Beebe, the activities the soldiers do, how many rebels they have captured, how he can hear the church bells from camp and how he wishes he could attend the church services. He also mentions rumors he hears about various battles in the war, and how he enlisted again for 3 more years.
Box 1, Folder 3

Beebe, Charles L. 1864 April-1865 December

General Physical Description note: 8 letters

Scope and Content

This folder contains several letters written by C.L. Beebe to his cousin Lavina from 1864-1865. There are also several envelopes included, one of which contains a dried leaf inside. One letter instructs Lovina to sign her name "Lydia" from time to time so as to trick a "sertain person hear that trubles him self considerable about other folks busnes..." Each letter begins with a description of his health, and most letters go on to describe what is going on in the war, where he is camped, etc.
Box 1, Folder 16

Beebe, Mary 1886 November 29

General Physical Description note: 1 letter

Scope and Content

This letter was written by Mary Beebe to her sister Abby Beebe. Mary talks about Abby being sick, and mentions that Pearl (Mary's daughter) is sick.
Box 1, Folder 4

Drake, Zachary L. 1861 October-December

General Physical Description note: 3 letters

Scope and Content

This folder contains 3 letters, all from 1861, from Zachary Drake to Lavina Obriham, who appears to be his cousin. In the letters, he mentions (although not in much detail) the drills and the camps of his regiment, as well as his task of buying bread for his camp, for which he had to walk one mile three times a day.
Box 1, Folder 17

Drake, Zachary L. 1862 July 24

General Physical Description note: 1 letter

Scope and Content

This is a letter written from City Hospital in St. Louis from Zachary Drake to Lavina Obriham. Zachary writes about his time spent in the hospital, calling it a "splendid hospital".
Box 1, Folder 5

Obriham, Charles J. 1862 September-1863 March

General Physical Description note: 5 letters

Scope and Content

These 5 letters from C.J. Obriham to his sister describe the whereabouts of the soldiers, the health of all the soldiers, and contain many encouraging words asking his sister and parents to continue trusting in God for their safety. He also conveys rumors he has heard about how they hope the war will be over by the following Spring.
Box 1, Folder 18

Obriham, Charles J. 1863 February 3

General Physical Description note: 1 letter

Scope and Content

This is a letter written by Charles J. Obriham to his sister, L.L. Obriham. Written from New Madrid, Mo., Charles complains that he does not have any postage stamps. He talks about the weather, among other things, and he mentions that tobacco is 1.00- 1.50 a pound.
Box 1, Folder 6

Obriham, Edwin C. 1861 November-1862 October

General Physical Description note: 10 letters

Scope and Content

These letters also detail the movements of Ed's regiment, and contains a particularly interesting description of life as a soldier- "in one end of the Barracks they are writing to their friends, and the next their are dancing and playing eucher and the next are cleaning guns and the next thare is a man just breathing his last breath." He mentions his injured arm and the Surrender at Vicksburg as well.
Box 1, Folder 7

Obriham, Edwin C. 1862 November-1863 May

General Physical Description note: 10 letters, 1 note

Scope and Content

In these letters Edwin describes the orders he has received to be ready to march at any hour of the day, he anticipates that there will be a battle at Vicksburg and in later letters describes the Battle at Vicksburg. He also mentions how it is hard to watch his army burn good houses just because they are in the rebels' territory.
Box 1, Folder 8

Obriham, Edwin C. 1863 June-September

General Physical Description note: 7 letters

Scope and Content

This folder contains more letters from Edwin Obriham to various family members including a very somber letter informing his family of the death of his brother Harlow. Included in this folder is also a newspaper clipping from 1863 that looks to be from a Union newspaper.
Box 1, Folder 9

Obriham, Edwin C. 1864 April-1865 May

General Physical Description note: 8 letters

Scope and Content

These letters describe what the army has accompolished in various battles and skirmishes, and in several of the letters Edwin complains about how his sister has not written back in several weeks.
Box 1, Folder 19

Obriham, Edwin C. 1863 June 6

General Physical Description note: 1 letter

Scope and Content

This is a letter from Edwin Obriham to his sister Lavina. Written from the Yazoo River, Edwin talks about the rebels, the "Ladies of the north," and the general wartime situation.
Box 1, Folder 10

Obriham, Frank W. 1863 March-1865 January

General Physical Description note: 8 letters

Scope and Content

These letters to his parents and sister from Frank detail parts of the Battle at Vicksburg as well as other details of life as a soldier. One of his letters is in the form of a poem written to his mother.
Box 1, Folder 20

Obriham, Frank W. 1863 February 2; 1864 December 15

General Physical Description note: 2 letters

Scope and Content

This folder contains 2 letters from Frank W. Obriham, one addressed to his father and the other addressed to "father, mother, and sister". In the letters Frank talks about how he's doing well and how he eats well. He asks about his friends back home and mentions that he is sorry to hear that his father is lame.
Box 1, Folder 11

Obriham, Harlow H. 1862 January-1863 March, undated

General Physical Description note: 4 letters

Scope and Content

In these letters written to his sister, Harlow mentions aspects of his daily life, a few descriptions of battles, and describes how he and several other soldiers spent New Year's Day.
Box 1, Folder 21

Unidentified letter 1865 December 11

General Physical Description note: 1 letter

Scope and Content

This letter is simply addressed "To cousin" and "From cousin".
Box 1, Folder 12

Miscellaneous letters 1862 July-1863 August

General Physical Description note: 6 letters

Scope and Content

Unsigned letter to Lovina Obriham; letters to Lovina from Emmaline Knight, Sylvester Robinson; letter to Lidy (Lydia Beebe?) from George Culver; letter to "cousin" (Lovina?) from Sophia.
Box 1, Folder 13

Miscellaneous letters 1864 July-1886 July

General Physical Description note: 4 letters, 2 postcards

Scope and Content

Letter from M.M. (Malinda) Beebe to Lovina Obriham; Mary Beebe to Abby Beebe; Marcy Culver to Abby Beebe; and Rusha to Abby Beebe.
Box 1, Folder 22

Miscellaneous empty envelopes 1860s

General Physical Description note: 4 envelopes

Scope and Content

Three of these envelopes are addressed to Lovina Obriham, one is addressed to Abby W. Beebe.
Box 1, Folder 14

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial program 1885 August 8

Box 1, Folder 15

Clippings--songs and poems undated