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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.52.25
From Archive Folder Collection of Thomas J. Kessler, G company, 1st regiment, Michigan, sharpshooters 
Title A. P. Kessler to Mary L. Kessler requesting that she visit their friends and let him know in advance when she is ready to come home also discusses various townspeople and family members
Date 1 December 1863
Author Kessler, A. P. (fl. 1863-1868)  
Recipient Kessler, Mary L.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description A. P. Kessler, the father of Thomas J.. Kessler, writes to his wife. Informs her to visit all of their friends and to let him know a few days in advance when she is ready to come home. Comments that they will kill and roast a turkey for her return. Instructs her where they will meet her. Writes that they had a good Thanksgiving dinner that was put on by the "Union Leak" [League] for the benefit of war widows. Relays a story about a young man who was injured from the mill. Discusses various townspeople and family members.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Soldier's Letter  Union Soldier's Letter  Mill  Holidays and Celebrations  Women's History  Travel  Charity and Philanthropy  Injury or Wound  
People Kessler, A. P. (fl. 1863-1868)  Kessler, Mary L. (fl. 1863)  
Place written Elkhart, Indiana
Theme The American Civil War; Women in American History; Health & Medicine; Children & Family
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Wife  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 1st Michigan Sharpshooters, G company