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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of Thomas J. Kessler, G company, 1st regiment, Michigan, sharpshooters
|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
|1 December 1863
|Kessler, A. P. (fl. 1863-1868)
|Kessler, Mary L.
|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.
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|Kessler, A. P. (fl. 1863-1868) Kessler, Mary L. (fl. 1863)
|The American Civil War; Women in American History; Health & Medicine; Children & Family
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|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
|Civil War: Recipient Relationship
|Civil War: Theater of War
|Main Eastern Theater
|Civil War: Unit
|1st Michigan Sharpshooters, G company