Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


July 24th, 2014
Pioneer Day

July 24th, 2014
Laylat al-Qadr

July 27th, 2014
Parents' Day

July 28th, 2014
World Hepatitis Day

July 29th, 2014
Eid-al-Fitr

July 30th, 2014
World Friendship Day

August 5th, 2014
Tisha B'Av

August 9th, 2014
World Indigenous Peoples’ Day

August 11th, 2014
Victory Day

August 12th, 2014
International Youth Day

August 15th, 2014
'Bennington Battle Day' observed

August 15th, 2014
Statehood Day in Hawaii

August 15th, 2014
Assumption of Mary

August 16th, 2014
Bennington Battle Day

August 19th, 2014
National Aviation Day

August 19th, 2014
World Humanitarian Day

August 23rd, 2014
World Day for Slave Trade Abolition

 



Search:

1865 Kennerville, La Civil War Cover & Letter Indiana Infantry Great Content For Sale

1865 Kennerville, La Civil War Cover & Letter Indiana Infantry Great Content

Postal History

TERRIFIC Content in this 1865 Civil War letter written at Kennerville, Louisiana (west of New Orleans on the Mississippi River - present day kenner, LA) by a soldier in the 47th Indiana Infantry - and posted via Patriotic envelope back home - and franked with a Scotts 65 stamp, folded with manuscript postmark.

FULL TRANSCRIPT and some RESEARCH NOTES BELOW. T

alks about travel, Fort Smith Arkansas, Duvall's Bluff and compares partying with southern girls compared to the ladies back in Indiana.

This letter was written by Oscar Brothers (1844-1917) who served in Company C, 47th Indiana Infantry. He mustered in on 18 January 1864 and mustered out on October 23, 1865.

Oscar was the son of William Brothers (1819-1907) and Catherine May (1821-1907) of Adams County, Indiana. Oscar was married in March 1870 to Sarah Jane Helm (1846-1915). He wrote this letter to his cousin, Sophia Rummel of Decatur, Indiana.

The following excerpt from the regimental history covers the period Oscar describes in his letter:

The next point was the mouth of the White River, and from there to Duvall's Bluff, and back without disembarking, and again went into camp. Here the troops were reviewed by General Nelson. Winter quarters were built here, but soon got marching orders. The next stop was at St. Charles, Arkansas, where they again built winter quarters. Ground their corn at a mule mill in the country; went almost daily to the relief of the cavalry, who encountered Morgan's guerillas; from here to Duvall's Bluff by boats, and again built winter quarters, only to leave them ere they were completed, for Little Rock, by rail, where they went into comfortable quarters. From this point a detachment of 160 men, under command of Capt. C. B. Rager, were dispatched to Fort Smith, with a supply of boats in charge; thence to Memphis, via Duvall's Bluff, and the mouth of White River. From this point another raid was made through the country in which there was some sharp skirmishing. At this point the company's officers, except two, were mustered out by general order from the war departments. Again the regiment embarked for New Orleans, and from there to Kennerville, fourteen miles up the river.

TRANSCRIPTION
Addressed to Miss Sophia Samuel, Decatur, Indiana

Kennerville, Louisiana
January the 12th 1865

Dear Cousin Sophia,

I have long delayed answering your letter which I received something over a month ago on the account of being detailed away from the regiment. I received your kind letter while at St. Charles, Arkansas, but we was ordered away so that I did not get time to answer it. We went from St. Charles to Duvalls's Bluff and from there to Little Rock and there I was detailed to go up the Arkansas River up to Fort Smith, the boat being loaded with rations for the troops at Fort Smith but the water was so low that we only got up the river about 150 miles where we lay for about three weeks. We had some very good times while we laid there on the boat. We would go out into the country to see the young ladies and have parties in which we enjoyed ourselves very well but still it was not so nice and beautiful to go to parties in the South and among the Southern girls as it used to be in the North among the loyal ladies of freedom.

Well, dear cousin, I believe in my memory serves me right that you spoke something in your last letter about paying me a visit. I would be happy to receive a visit from you but I fear that it would be a very long road for your to come visiting unless you intended to stay with us awhile.

But I must quit writing so much foolishness. We are camped 19 miles above the City of New Orleans on the east bank of the Mississippi River in a large cotton field and our camp has been very wet and muddy but it is a drying off very fast & today it is a very nice, warm day and I have been making a washwoman of myself. Today I have been washing clothes for the boys for amusement and I think it is very good exercise so I will have to close by informing you that this leaves me in good health [and] hoping it may find you in the same enjoyment.

Please write soon and often. Excuse all mistakes and bad writing. Direct to Mr. Oscar Brothers, 47th Regiment Indiana -- veteran volunteers -- Company C, New Orleans, Louisiana

Oscar Brothers (this is written by a friend of his)



TERMS

$2.00 postage in the United States, and only $3.00elsewhere.

We combine postage for multiple purchases. Postal insurance and registrationextra. We're members of the American Philatelic Society. We've been selling on since July 1998 and- thanks to thesupport of customers like you - have a 100% response rating. offer WITH CONFIDENCE!

I accept payments from anyone with a credit card at PayPal - always FREE!


1865 Kennerville, La Civil War Cover & Letter Indiana Infantry Great Content

This item has been shown 138 times.

Buy Now

1865 Kennerville, La Civil War Cover & Letter Indiana Infantry Great Content :
$71




First Day Cover Canadian Postage Stamp 10/14/1964 picture
First Day Cover Canadian Postage Stamp 10/14/1964


Lindbergh Air Mail Commemorative Tour Cover Cleve To Pittsburg 1929 Mint Free Sh picture
Lindbergh Air Mail Commemorative Tour Cover Cleve To Pittsburg 1929 Mint Free Sh


North Africa Ppc 1943 Cover Usa Apo 700 Corporal E. D. Babich Amphibian Brigade picture
North Africa Ppc 1943 Cover Usa Apo 700 Corporal E. D. Babich Amphibian Brigade


1943 Japanese Occupied Philippines First Day Cover Jan 23 With Censor Mark picture
1943 Japanese Occupied Philippines First Day Cover Jan 23 With Censor Mark


1920's Envelope * Hotel Mccoy * El Paso Texas *  To U S picture
1920's Envelope * Hotel Mccoy * El Paso Texas * To U S


Uk Royal Navy Cruiser Visit Cover Ship Hms York Cancel 1935 picture
Uk Royal Navy Cruiser Visit Cover Ship Hms York Cancel 1935


United States  Cover  Scott #36b & 26 picture
United States Cover Scott #36b & 26


United States  Embossed Cover  Scott #u529 picture
United States Embossed Cover Scott #u529


United States  Cover  Scott #u527 picture
United States Cover Scott #u527


United States Cover, Scott #88 picture
United States Cover, Scott #88