Civil War 1862 Homefront Letter From Green Point Ny - Brooklyn - War Content


Civil War  1862 Homefront Letter From Green Point Ny - Brooklyn - War Content

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Civil War 1862 Homefront Letter From Green Point Ny - Brooklyn - War Content:
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2 pg letter, approx. 5" x 8", dated at Green Point, NY, Feb. 4, 1862, from Sarah E. Tomlinson, to her Grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Tomlinson, at Birmingham, Connecticut.

Includes the originalenvelope, with black "GREEN POINT/N.Y." cds postmark, and with #65 3c rose tied by a blackcircle grid cancel.

A great Civil War homefront letter from Greenpoint, NY(now a neighborhood of Brooklyn), in which Sarah writes her grandmother about the various members of her family, including her 2 brothers, about whom she is "glad they have not gone to war, but if it last very long, I suppose they will draft the men". One of her brothers is "at work at ship carpenter work" - Greenpoint was a major shipbuilding site during the Civil War. The U.S.S. Monitor was built there, as well as 7 other ironclads. The "Monitor" was launched at Greenpoint just 5 days before this letter was written, and it could be that her brother was one of the men who completed this revolutionary vessel in just 100 days.

Includes:

"We are all well at present, and I hope you are all the same. I go to school now, and get along very well in my studies. Susie goes to school too, and I think she improves. She has got a good teacher that understands her business pretty well, & her scholars all like her very well.

Iky is at work at ship carpenter work, which enables him to buy his clothes, which is a good help. Forrest has plenty of worktodo over to New York. I am glad they have not gone to war, but if it lasts very long, I suppose they will draft the men...

I supposenone of you would know us, we have grown so tall since you saw us last, which wasquite a while ago. If nothing happens, we hope to come to see you in the summer. we went to Setauket last summer and spent vacation with my mother's folks and had a nice time. We will try to get Mother and Susie off in the Spring to see you...

We have had quite a heavy snow storm lately, and it is good sleighing around here. It is so pleasant to hear the merry bells in winter as they happy riders go by..."

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Civil War 1862 Homefront Letter From Green Point Ny - Brooklyn - War Content:
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