Civil War 1862 Homefront Letter From Green Point Ny - Brooklyn - War Content For Sale
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.
"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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