1865 Letters

120 documents written in 1865 from 12 author(s) to 27 people including Elizabeth Russell , and Robert Lee from places such as Washington, DC, Richmond, VA and Headquarters, VA.

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  • sponsored content letter to John Sherman.

    Columbia, SC - 16 February 1865

    W.T. Sherman Special Field Orders, No. 26 extract

  • sponsored content letter to Ulysses Grant.

    Richmond, VA - 13 June 1865

    general robert e. lee in leter to ulysses s. grant , june 13, 1865

  • letter to Ulysses Grant.

    Washington, DC - 19 January 1865

    abraham lincoln -- Letter to General Grant. Washington. January 19, 1865

  • George Pickett letter to Salle Corbell Pickett.

    Richmond, VA - 25 January 1865

    As usual, Mrs. Davis was vivacious and entertaining. She amusingly described her rescue of a little orphan negro from a "great black brute" who had constituted him self the boy's guardian.

  • George Pickett letter to Salle Corbell Pickett.

    Headquarters, VA - 28 January 1865

    Now, heaven help us, it will be war to the knife, with a knife no longer keen, the thrust of an arm no longer strong, the certainty that when peace comes it will follow the tread of the conqueror.

  • Dolly Sumner Lunt Journal Entry.

    Burge Plantation, GA - 30 January 1865

    As the moon has changed, Julia [the cook] has gone to making soap again. She is a strong believer in the moon

  • letter to Rosa .

    Richmond, VA - 10 February 1865

    Mary Custis Lee letter to friend Rosa...I wish we could have visited you in sending some fine beaux but alas the stern necessities of war forbid

  • James Longstreet letter to Robert Lee.

    unknown - 14 February 1865

    The only thing that will insure our rations and national existence is gold. Send out the gold through Virginia and North Carolina and pay liberal prices, and my conviction is that we shall have no more distress for want of food.

  • Jefferson Davis letter to John Forsyth.

    Richmond, VA - 21 February 1865

    The article enclosed from the Register and Advertiser is a substantial expression of my own views on the subject of employing for the defence of our Country all the able-bodied men we have without distinction of color

  • Robert Lee letter to James Longstreet.

    Headquarters Confederate States Armies - 22 February 1865

    I agree with you entirely in believing that if we had gold we could get sufficient supplies for our army, but the great difficulty is to obtain the gold.

  • James Longstreet letter to Robert Lee.

    unknown - 23 February 1865

    I think you did not understand my letter of the 14th instant. My effort was to express conviction that Sherman's move was aimed at Richmond

  • Robert Lee letter to James Longstreet.

    Headquarters - 25 February 1865

    I fear I did not entirely comprehend your views expressed in your letter of the 14th. I think, however, my reply meets your supposition, in the event of concentration by the enemy.

  • James Longstreet letter to Robert Lee.

    Headquarters First Corps - 26 February 1865

    I have just heard from General Ewell indirectly that he can raise force enough at Richmond to hold the lines on this side, so that my corps may be withdrawn temporarily to your right

  • James Longstreet letter to Robert Lee.

    Headquarters First Army Corps - 1 March 1865

    He acceded promptly to my proposition that the war must cease if we are to go to work to try to make peace, and to the proposal for a military convention.

  • James Longstreet letter to Robert Lee.

    Headquarters First Army Corps - 1 March 1865

    General Ord expressed some apprehension for General Grant lest there might be some misunderstanding in regard to the exchange of political prisoners.

  • Robert Lee letter to Ulysses Grant.

    Headquarters Confederate States Armies - 2 March 1865

    Sincerely desiring to leave nothing untried which may put an end to the calamities of war, I propose to meet you at such convenient time and place as you may designate

  • Robert Lee letter to James Longstreet.

    Headquarters - 2 March 1865

    I have received to-day your letter of the 1st instant, and concluded to propose an interview to General Grant.

  • Robert Lee letter to Ulysses Grant.

    Headquarters Confederate States Armies - 2 March 1865

    ...expressed some apprehension lest the general terms used by you with reference to the exchange of political prisoners should be construed to include those charged with capital offences.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 2 March 1865

    You would not give us much credit for a chance to move, could you see the country; the ground everywhere saturated and rotten, and giving precarious tenure even to single horses, or waggons.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 3 March 1865

    General Webb is a good piece of luck, as successor to General Humphreys. He is very jolly and pleasant, while, at the same time, he is a thorough soldier, wide-awake, quick and attentive to detail.

  • Ulysses Grant letter to Robert Lee.

    Headquarters Armies Of The United States - 4 March 1865

    n regard to any apprehended misunderstanding in reference to the exchange of political prisoners, I think there need be none.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 4 March 1865

    Yesterday the rain gave over partly, and so, in the afternoon, Rosie and I mounted and rode forth to see the new line to the left. The mare knew me and greeted me, in her characteristic way, by trying to kick and bite me.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 5 March 1865

    Gregg, by the way, has resigned. He is a loss to the service, and has commanded a cavalry division very successfully for a long time. I don't know why he went out, since he is a regular officer.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 6 March 1865

    I think I must relate to you a small story which they have as a joke against Major-General Crawford.

  • James Longstreet letter to Robert Lee.

    Headquarters First Army Corps - 7 March 1865

    I received a letter yesterday from, a friend in the interior of North Carolina assuring me that there are large quantities of provisions in the State

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 8 March 1865

    At ten A.M. the General got a telegraph (one of those charming City Point surprises) saying that a train was just then starting, holding a dozen of womenkind and a certain force of the male sex

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 10 March 1865

    What think you we did yesterday? We had a "Matinee Musicale," at the Chapel of the 50th New York Engineers. Nothing but high-toned amusements, now-a-day, you will perceive.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 11 March 1865

    From Grant we got a despatch that he would come up, with some ladies and gentlemen, to see our left and to review a few troops.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 13 March 1865

    We have a long telegram from Sheridan, dated Columbia (a small place on the James, between Lynchburg and Richmond). His raid has been a complete surprise.

  • letter to Thurlow Weed.

    Washington, DC - 15 March 1865

    abraham lincoln -- A Letter to Thurlow Weed. Executive Mansion, Washington. March 15,1865

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 18 March 1865

    This morning I sent you a telegraph, which may be rather late, I fear, though I sent it at the earliest chance. It was to ask you to pay a day's visit here, and see the army, as a curiosity. Mrs. Meade is coming with a party in a special boat from Wa

  • letter to Jesse Grant.

    City Point, VA - 19 March 1865

    ulysses grant writes to father Jesse March 19th, 1865

  • James Longstreet letter to Robert Lee.

    Headquarters First Army Corps - 20 March 1865

    I presume that the enemy's next move will be to raid against the Danville Railroad, and think that it would be well if we begin at once to make our arrangements to meet it.

  • James Longstreet letter to W Taylor.

    Headquarters First Army Corps - 25 March 1865

    The large and increasing number of desertions, particularly amongst the Georgia troops, induces me to believe that some such outside influence must be operating upon our men.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 25 March 1865

    We may indeed call this a many-sided field-day : a break fast with a pleasure party, an assault and a recapture of an entrenched line, a review by the President of a division of infantry, and sharp fighting at sundry points of a front of eighteen mil

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 26 March 1865

    Our train went briskly up to the front and stopped not far from the little rustic chapel you saw; for there was General Parke with his Staff, waiting to receive the General and report the morning's work

  • James Longstreet letter to Robert Lee.

    Headquarters First Army Corps - 28 March 1865

    Your telegram asking if we can spare General Pickett's division as a supporting force to our cavalry is received.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 28 March 1865

    I fancy a heavy infantry force will move to our left and rear, to mask and protect a great movement of cavalry with Sheridan at its head

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 29 March 1865

    This has been a day of manoeuvre and not much fighting. To-morrow may see something more serious.

  • James Longstreet letter to W Taylor.

    Headquarters First Army Corps - 30 March 1865

    Your letter expressing the views of the commander- in- chief in reference to the policy to be pursued in raising negro troops is received.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 30 March 1865

    I take advantage of a rainy morning to draw you a map and start a letter, to explain and recount the deeds of yesterday. . . .

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 31 March 1865

    The rain held up about ten A.M. and the sun once more shone. By this time our lines, running east and west, had been moved due north, till they rested their right on Hatcher's Run, north of the Crow house

  • George Pickett letter to Salle Corbell Pickett.

    Appomattox, VA - 0 April 1865

    TO-MORROW, my darling, may see our flag furled forever.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 1 April 1865

    You will see the April Fool was on the Rebels; for they did not know that, the night before, we had sent down an entire corps of infantry (the 5th) to aid the worsted Sheridan.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 2 April 1865

    Last night was a busy one and a noisy. Some battery or other was playing the whole time, and, now and then, they would all wake up at once; while the skirmishers kept rushing at each other and firing, sometimes almost by volleys.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 2 April 1865

    We began our day early, for, about light, I heard Duane say, outside my tent: "They have evacuated Petersburg." Sure enough, they were gone

  • George Pickett letter to Salle Corbell Pickett.

    Exeter Mills, VA - 2 April 1865

    Ah, my Sally, the triumphs of might are transient; but the sufferings and crucifixions for the right can never be forgotten. The sorrow and song of my glory-crowned division nears its doxology.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 4 April 1865

    Grant had camped there, too, and had confirmed the rumor that Richmond was in our hands; also had stated that Sheridan, in his pursuit towards Amelia Court House, reported much abandoned property

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 5 April 1865

    Last night, at 9.30, came a note from Sheridan, dated at Jetersville, saying that he was there, entrenched, with the 5th Corps and a part of the cavalry; that the whole Rebel army was in his front trying to get off its trains

  • Jefferson Davis letter to Varina Davis.

    Danville, VA - 5 April 1865

    On last Sunday I was called out of church to receive a telegram announcing that General Lee could not hold his position longer than till night, and warning me that we must leave Richmond

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 6 April 1865

    We are pelting after Old Lee as hard as the poor dough boys legs can go. I estimate our prisoners at 16,000, with lots of guns and colors.

  • Jefferson Davis letter to Varina Davis.

    Danville, VA - 6 April 1865

    We are arranging an executive office where the current business may be transacted here, and do not propose at this time definitely to fix upon a point for a seat of government in the future.

  • Robert Lee letter to Ulysses Grant.

    unknown - 7 April 1865

    I reciprocate your desire to avoid useless effusion of blood

  • Ulysses Grant letter to Robert Lee.

    Headquarters Armies Of The United States - 7 April 1865

    The results of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Virginia in this struggle.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 7 April 1865

    Nothing can more surprise one than a sudden view of this great viaduct, in a country like Virginia, where public works are almost unknown. It is a rail way bridge, nearly 2500 feet long, over the valley of the Appomattox

  • letter to John Sherman.

    Steamer Russia - 8 April 1865

    W.T. Sherman letter to brother John Sherman...The South is whipped and submissive...

  • Robert Lee letter to Ulysses Grant.

    unknown - 8 April 1865

    I received at a late hour your note of to-day. In mine of yesterday I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, but to ask the terms of your proposition.

  • Ulysses Grant letter to Robert Lee.

    Headquarters Armies Of The United States - 8 April 1865

    Your note of last evening in reply to mine of the same date, asking the conditions on which I will accept surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, is just received.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 8 April 1865

    We have been making our usual little picnic to-day say nineteen miles and have got about half-way between Burkeville Junction and Lynchburg.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 9 April 1865

    It was a strange spectacle, to see the officers laughing and giving each other $500 notes of a government that has been considered as firmly established by our English friends!

  • Jefferson Davis letter to Robert Lee.

    Danville, VA - 9 April 1865

    You will realize the reluctance I feel to leave the soil of Virginia, and appreciate my anxiety to win success north of the Roanoke

  • letter to .

    Richmond, VA - 10 April 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to confederate soldiers ...the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources

  • Lucy Larcom Journal Entry.

    Beverly, MA - 10 April 1865

    ...bells ringing for the surrender of Lee's army

  • Lucy Larcom Journal Entry.

    Beverly, MA - 15 April 1865

    ...the bells began to toll. The President's assassination is the report.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 17 April 1865

    Now, when I should be only overflowing with joy and thankfulness at these great results, I keep finding myself boiling and fuming over the personal neglect of General Meade

  • Sarah Dawson Journal Entry.

    New Orleans, LA - 19 April 1865

    Thursday the 13th came the dreadful tidings of the surrender of Lee and his army on the 9th. Everybody cried, but I would not, satisfied that God will still save us, even though all should apparently be lost.

  • Lucy Larcom Journal Entry.

    Beverly, MA - 19 April 1865

    The President's funeral. Every place of business closed.

  • Sarah Dawson Journal Entry.

    New Orleans, LA - 22 April 1865

    For the more violently "Secesh " the inmates, the more thankful they are for Lincoln's death, the more profusely the houses are decked with the emblems of woe.

  • Jefferson Davis letter to Varina Howell.

    Charlotte, NC - 23 April 1865

    The dispersion of Lee's army and the surrender of the remnant which remained with him destroyed the hopes I entertained when we parted.

  • Theodore Lyman letter to Elizabeth Russell.

    Headquarters Army Of Potomac, VA - 23 April 1865

    Monday April 10 is a day worthy of description, because I saw the remains of our great opponent, the Army of Northern Virginia.

  • Jefferson Davis letter to B Harrison.

    Charlotte, NC - 24 April 1865

    The hostile Government reject the proposed settlement, and order active operations to be resumed

  • Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard letter to .

    Greensboro, NC - 27 April 1865

    Events having brought to an end the struggle for the independence of our country, in which we have been engaged together, now for four years

  • Dolly Sumner Lunt Journal Entry.

    Burge Plantation, GA - 29 April 1865

    General Lee has surrendered to the victorious Grant. Well, if it will only hasten the conclusion of this war, I am satisfied.

  • letter to William Sherman.

    Mansfield, OH - 2 May 1865

    John Sherman letter to William Sherman... The universal topic of conversation and of discussion in the newspapers was your arrangement with Johnston...

  • Sarah Dawson Journal Entry.

    New Orleans, LA - 2 May 1865

    While praying for the return of those who have fought so nobly for us, how I have dreaded their first days at home!

  • letter to Jesse Grant.

    Washington, DC - 6 May 1865

    ulysses grant writes to father Jesse May 6th, 1865

  • Dolly Sumner Lunt Journal Entry.

    Burge Plantation, GA - 7 May 1865

    He said that he left Jeff Davis at Washington in this State, on Thursday morning last. His enemies are in close pursuit of him, offering a hundred thousand reward to his captors.

  • Dolly Sumner Lunt Journal Entry.

    Burge Plantation, GA - 14 May 1865

    I had a long conversation with my man Elbert to-day about freedom, and told him I was perfectly willing, but wanted direction.

  • Lucy Larcom Journal Entry.

    Beverly, MA - 14 May 1865

    Bells ringing for the capture of Jeff Davis

  • letter to William Sherman.

    Mansfield, OH - 16 May 1865

    John Sherman letter to William Sherman... It is now manifest that many high officials seized upon that arrangement to ruin you, and you will not be wise if you allow them to do it.

  • Dolly Sumner Lunt Journal Entry.

    Burge Plantation, GA - 29 May 1865

    He tells me the people below are freeing their servants and allowing those to stay with them that will go on with their work and obey as usual.

  • letter to .

    Savannah, GA - 8 June 1865

    W.T. Sherman Special Field Orders No. 6...

  • Sarah Dawson Journal Entry.

    New Orleans, LA - 15 June 1865

    Our Confederacy has gone with one crash - the report of the pistol fired at Lincoln.

  • letter to Albert Ordway.

    Richmond, VA - 21 June 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to Albert Ordway ...I propose establishing my family next week in Cumberland County, Virginia

  • letter to Robert Lee.

    Richmond, VA - 24 June 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to son Robert ...I have just returned from a visit to your Uncle Carter

  • Jefferson Davis letter to Nelson Miles.

    Fort Monroe, VA - 30 June 1865

    I desire to obtain from you or through you certain relaxations of the orders now in force in regard to myself.

  • letter to William Fitzhugh Lee.

    Richmond, VA - 29 July 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to son Fitzhugh ...I want to get in some grass country, where the natural product of the land will do much for my subsistence

  • letter to John Sherman.

    Lancaster, OH - 9 August 1865

    W.T. Sherman letter to brother John Sherman...Stanton, in Grant's absence, has ordered one of my chief staff -officers away from me...

  • letter to Robert Lee.

    Richmond, VA - 21 August 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to son Robert ...You must keep your eyes open, you precious boy, and not run against noxious vines and fevers

  • Jefferson Davis letter to Varina Davis.

    Fortress Monroe, VA - 21 August 1865

    I am now permitted to write to you under two conditions, viz., that I confine my self to family matters, and that my letter shall be examined by the United States Attorney-General before it is sent to you.

  • letter to .

    Richmond, VA - 24 August 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to committee at Washington College...The proper education of youth requires not only great ability,but I fear more strength than I now possess

  • letter to Joseph Topham.

    Near Cartersville, VA - 26 August 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to prospective publisher.

  • Jefferson Davis letter to Varina Davis.

    Fortress Monroe, VA - 15 September 1865

    As only an occasional newspaper is given me, I cannot know whether any replies are made to the fictions published in regard to myself

  • letter to Mary Lee.

    Richmond, VA - 19 September 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to wife Mary ...on riding up to the hotel was met by Professor White, of Washington College

  • letter to John Sherman.

    St. Louis, MO - 21 September 1865

    W.T. Sherman letter to brother John Sherman...I got your letters by Mr. Kinneard, and spent a whole day with him and his party

  • letter to Mary Lee.

    Rockbridge Baths, VA - 25 September 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to wife Mary... I have taken the baths every day since my arrival, and like them very much

  • Jefferson Davis letter to Varina Davis.

    Fortress Monroe, VA - 26 September 1865

    It is true that my strength has greatly failed me, and the loss of sleep has created a morbid excitability, but an unseen hand has sustained me

  • Jefferson Davis letter to Varina Davis.

    Fortress Monroe, VA - 2 October 1865

    My days drag heavily on. To what, I have no means to direct, or to fore see. Having no communication with the outer world except with you, and in that restricted by the judgment of the Commanding Officer

  • letter to Mary Lee.

    Lexington, VA - 3 October 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter fragment to wife Mary... The college opened yesterday, and a fine set of youths, about fifty, made their appearance

  • letter to Agnes Lee.

    Richmond, VA - 6 October 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to daughter Agnes ...Though marble to women, he is so only externally, and you will find him warm and cheering

  • letter to Mary Lee.

    Lexington, VA - 9 October 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter fragment to wife Mary... I hope I may be able to get the house prepared for you in time

  • Varina Davis letter to John Craven.

    Mill View, GA - 10 October 1865

    When he was taken from me on the ship, the provost-guard and some women detectives came on board, and after the women searched our persons, the men searched our baggage.

  • Jefferson Davis letter to Varina Davis.

    Fortress Monroe, VA - 11 October 1865

    On the second of this month I was removed to a room on the second floor of a house built for officers quarters. The dry air, good water, and a fire when requisite, have already improved my physical condition

  • letter to Robert Lee Jr..

    Lexington, VA - 15 October 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to son Robert Jr.... I have thought very earnestly as to your future.

  • letter to Mary Lee.

    Lexington, VA - 19 October 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter fragment to wife Mary... I have been over the house we are to occupy. It is in wretched condition

  • letter to Mildred Lee.

    Richmond, VA - 29 October 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to daughter Mildred ...You know I am a poor hand and can do nothing without your advice

  • Jefferson Davis letter to Varina Davis.

    Fortress Monroe, VA - 3 November 1865

    I am sustained by a Power I know not of. The Protector of the fatherless and the widow, I am permitted to hope, hears your prayer.

  • letter to John Sherman.

    St. Louis, MO - 4 November 1865

    W.T. Sherman letter to brother John Sherman...We are now most comfortable in our new house, and I am settling down into a kind of routine...

  • Ulysses Grant letter to Andrew Johnson.

    Headquarters Armies Of The United States - 7 November 1865

    Knowing that General Longstreet, late of the army which was in rebellion against the authority of the United States, is in the city, and presuming that he intends asking executive clemency before leaving, I beg to say a word in his favor.

  • letter to William Sherman.

    Washington, DC - 10 November 1865

    John Sherman letter to William Sherman... You deserve quiet-and repose after five years of change and labor.

  • letter to Agnes Lee.

    Richmond, VA - 16 November 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to daughter Agnes ...As she would not marry Custis, she may marry whom she chooses.

  • letter to Mary Lee.

    Richmond, VA - 20 November 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to wife Mary ...I am much disappointed that you did not arrive on the boat last night

  • letter to Mary Lee.

    Richmond, VA - 21 November 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to wife Mary ...received your letter of the 17th, and return the photographs with my signatures

  • Jefferson Davis letter to Varina Davis.

    Fortress Monroe, VA - 21 November 1865

    The negro is unquestionably to be at last the victim ; because, when brought into conflict, the inferior race must be overborne ; but it is possible to defer the conflict and to preserve a part of the kind relations hereto fore existing between the r

  • letter to H Glenn.

    Richmond, VA - 23 November 1865

    Mary Custis Lee letter to Mrs. H. R. Glenn...I expect to join my husband at Lexington on Tuesday next

  • letter to Agnes Lee.

    Richmond, VA - 5 December 1865

    Robert E. Lee letter to daughter Agnes ...I have autographed the photographs and send a gross of the latter and a lock of hair

  • Jefferson Davis letter to Varina Davis.

    Fortress Monroe, VA - 7 December 1865

    I am deeply impressed by the kindness of the Bishop, and that of the priests who have so nobly shown their readiness to do their Master's work in relieving the afflicted and protecting the fatherless.

  • letter to John Sherman.

    St. Louis, MO - 22 December 1865

    W.T. Sherman letter to brother John Sherman...The march to the sea seems to have captivated everybody, whereas it was child's play compared with the other.

  • Dolly Sumner Lunt Journal Entry.

    Burge Plantation, GA - 24 December 1865

    My freedmen have been with me and have worked for one-sixth of my crop.

  • Dolly Sumner Lunt Journal Entry.

    Burge Plantation, GA - 25 December 1865

    Sadai woke very early and crept out of bed to her stocking. Seeing it well filled she soon had a light and eight little negroes around her, gazing upon the treasures.