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Letter, 15 December 1862, from Samuel [-----] in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to his brother serving in the Union army, congratulating his brother on his promotion and requesting money to help settle an estate. He comments that the girls of Fredericksburg are very pretty and he regrets that the flotilla is returning to the Potomac River.
Thomas adds that the flotilla had captured other vessels on the Rappahannock River, and that Union troops, under General Irvin Mc Dowell had arrived in Fredericksburg.
Letter, 23 August 1862, from Judson [-----] at the Mansion House Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia, to Sarah, writing about his health, taking care of the wounded at the hospital, amputations, and his weariness of the war. Letter, 5-, from a soldier in the 33rd Battery New York Battery Light Artillery, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, who was sailing up the James River on the ship Rip Van Winkle and subsequently fighting between Petersburg and Richmond. Letter, 9 June 1862, from Newton [-----], Ropers Mills, Virginia, to his brother Robert, describing action in the battle of Seven Pines and Fair Oaks, Virginia. Letters, 1889-1896, from Fannie [-----] in Nottoway County, Virginia, to her relatives consisting of news of her family, information on her crops and livestock, and news of people in Nottoway County including deaths.
C.; commenting on rumors of the death of Confederate General Joseph Johnston at the battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks); noting that the Confederates have improved in their treatment of Union wounded and prisoners; and complaining about an address given by Massachusetts Governor John Andrews, stating that Massachusetts men are fighting for the Union, not to abolish slavery.
Letter, 6 November 1864, from Richard [-----], in the Officers' General Hospital Ward 2, near Fort Monroe, Virginia, to his wife Libby in Lynn, Massachusetts, discussing his stay in the hospital, other patients, his hope of receiving a leave of absence or of being transferred to a Massachusetts hospital, and his family.