Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


December 20th, 2014
International Human Solidarity Day

December 21st, 2014
December Solstice

December 24th, 2014
Christmas Eve

December 24th, 2014
Last day of Chanukah

December 25th, 2014
Christmas Day

December 26th, 2014
Kwanzaa

December 31st, 2014
New Year's Eve

January 1st, 2015
New Year's Day

January 3rd, 2015
Prophet's Birthday

January 6th, 2015
Epiphany

January 7th, 2015
Orthodox Christmas Day

January 13th, 2015
Stephen Foster Memorial Day

January 14th, 2015
Orthodox New Year

January 16th, 2015
Lee Jackson Day

January 19th, 2015
Confederate Memorial Day

January 19th, 2015
Martin Luther King Day

January 19th, 2015
Robert E Lee's Birthday

January 19th, 2015
Civil Rights Day

January 19th, 2015
Idaho Human Rights Day

 



Search:

1863 Vermilion, Il - Civil War Soldier In Tennessee - Tullahoma Campaign Letter For Sale

1863 Vermilion, Il - Civil War Soldier In Tennessee - Tullahoma Campaign Letter

1863 UNION SOLDIER'S HANDWRITTEN LETTER ( SouthEast of Murfreesboro, Tenn )

This letter was written by Warren Laughlin (1846-18XX) on the eve of the Tullahoma Campaign during which union general William Rosecrans ("Old Rosey"), in command of the Union Army of the Cumberland, outmaneuvered the Confederate Army of Tennessee commanded by General Braxton Bragg.

Warren Laughlin was the son of Thomas Williamson Laughlin (1813-1860) and Mary Bailey (1817-1896) of Vermilion, LaSalle County, Illinois. Warren wrote the letter to his older brother, Sylvester Watson Laughlin (1842-1932), who did not enlist in Co. C, 64th Illinois, 1st Battalion, Yates Sharp Shooters until March 1864. Unfortunately I have not been able to find a record for Warren's service that would tell me which unit he was serving in at the time this letter was written in 1863.

Letter only - NO cover included. 3Handwritten pagesthat measure 5 by 8 inches. Letter a little light but readable. Shipping is $2.00

TRANSCRIPTION OF SOLDIER'S LETTER:

Camp at Murfreesboro, Tennessee
June 8, 1863Dear brother,

I have sat down for the purpose of writing you a few lines. We started from Nashville yesterday morning on the cars. We got here in the afternoon at two o'clock. We pitched our camp in a open field. We have got a very good camp. We are in the First Brigade and the Second Division. It is the o__ brigade in the army.

I am well and weigh 155. I have gained five pounds since I started from home. Colonel Bates is our Commander and General [James Scott] Negley is our Division General. We are out in the front. We are two miles east of the town. I tell you that Old Rosey [Rosecrans] has got men enough to whip the whole South.

I am going over to Hotten [Holten?] Battery this week some time. We moved on Sunday the same as Yansal. The boys are not all here. They was left to guard the wagon though they will get here today.

Well Sylvester, how do you get along plowing. Even our quartermaster was drunk yesterday as Yansal. We have dog tents but they are better for summer than the big ones for we don't have them to carry as our knapsacks. I think we will stay here some time for we can't go ___ till we will have to fight. Our captain stayed at Nashville. He got his papers yesterday. He is going to start home tomorrow.

I hain't got much news to write this time. They put two days out in the past week that is in the artillery. Well now, if you can read this, you can do more than I can for I am a scribbling it off. I hope that Old Rosey will pitch in and end this war for there is a mess of men killed now. I wish you could see this field here in front of the town. I tell you it looks awful. The Sharp Shooter Regiment is here and I am going over to see for George and I will write and tell you how he gets along. They are out in front and when they come back, I will go over and see them.

Well, I must not write much more now. I have got to go and help dig a sink to throw our slop in. I got three dollars worth of papers and fetched down with me. I have sold it all. I made two dollars on it. I want you to write soon and tell me all the news. I hope that he E.B. are all right. If they ain't, will make them all right when I write to them. You must look out and put in while the boys are gone for when they ever get back, you can't shine. I ain't going to write any more this time so goodbye.

-- Warren Laughlin








1863 Vermilion, Il - Civil War Soldier In Tennessee - Tullahoma Campaign Letter

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

1863 Vermilion, Il - Civil War Soldier In Tennessee - Tullahoma Campaign Letter:
$35




8th Ny Cavalry, 8th Ny H. Arty. 35th Ind Co - Wilcox Brothers Cdv's/letter/disch picture
8th Ny Cavalry, 8th Ny H. Arty. 35th Ind Co - Wilcox Brothers Cdv's/letter/disch


Union Canon Taking Aim Civil War Cover picture
Union Canon Taking Aim Civil War Cover


Civil War Marine Corps Eagle For Shako picture
Civil War Marine Corps Eagle For Shako


Confederate Postal Receipt Handstamped
Confederate Postal Receipt Handstamped "fayette Mississippi" To Canton Ms 1864


25 April 1861 Cv + Letter Hq Ri Militia Annapolis Md To Ri Artillery Easton Pa picture
25 April 1861 Cv + Letter Hq Ri Militia Annapolis Md To Ri Artillery Easton Pa


Civil War General John Pope War-date Autograph Letter Signed Twice picture
Civil War General John Pope War-date Autograph Letter Signed Twice


Civil War Letter To Sec War Stanton Pensions For Sons, Illus Lettersheet, Ind 62 picture
Civil War Letter To Sec War Stanton Pensions For Sons, Illus Lettersheet, Ind 62


C1863 Civil War Soldier Tintype And Letter Home To His Cousin Look   picture
C1863 Civil War Soldier Tintype And Letter Home To His Cousin Look


Civil War Letter Battle Of Cedar Creek  picture
Civil War Letter Battle Of Cedar Creek


Civil War Cover 2nd New Hampshire Claremont Sullivan County Antique Old 1 Vtg Us picture
Civil War Cover 2nd New Hampshire Claremont Sullivan County Antique Old 1 Vtg Us