Us Civil War Letter & Cover 4-23-1864 To Soldier 95th Ohio Reg. From Cousin
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Us Civil War Letter & Cover 4-23-1864 To Soldier 95th Ohio Reg. From Cousin:
US Civil War Letter & cover 4-23-1864 to soldier Joseph Maitland, of the 95th Ohio Reg. at camp near Memphis, from cousin Annie Kate Cherry of Findley Ohio. Content filling Joe in on goings on in the Cherry family, healthy wise, etc. Also talk about Brother John Cherry who was home on leave for a short time. Telling Joe he has gone back to Nashville, but is on the way to Scottsboro Alabama soon. Talk about on his trip back, the Locomotive burst, scalding and hurting many soldiers. Annie hopes this cruel war will end soon and all the men return home to their families. Much more Great letter content!! offerding starts at $29.95, good luck buyers ,please add $1 for mail usa & + $1 out of usa,thanksJames M. Maitland, Joseph’s father, was active in the Democratic party of Ohio. He took part in Stephen A. Douglas’s campaign, and served as a one-time representative of his district in the state legislature. His wife, Ann Mast, was the daughter of Daniel Mast, a leader in the Mennonite church in Pennsylvania. The Mast family originally came to America from Holland on account of religious persecution. They had three children: Joseph M. Maitland, William G. Maitland, and a daughter who died in infancy. Ann Mast’s brother, Elhanan, served as a lieutenant colonel in the Thirteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. William G. Maitland worked for the railroad in Pennsylvania and Indiana, and eventually settled in Colorado where he represented the Fidelity & Deposit Company of Maryland (Wilbur Fisk Stone, History of Colorado, Vol. III. Denver: S. J. Clarke and Co., 1918). Joseph Maitland enlisted on 8 August 1862 as a private. He was mustered into ”G” Co. OH