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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of Joseph M. Maitland
|Bell Wharton to Joseph M. Maitland mentioning her health issues and the scarcity of interesting news
|9 March 1865
|Wharton, Bell (fl. 1862-1866)
|Maitland, Joseph M.
|Letter addressed "My Dearest Joe." Expresses pleasure at receiving his letters. Complains news is scarce and it is difficult to write two letters a week with anything interesting to say. Reports she attended a "sing" at the Baptist Church. Informs a neighbor has typhoid fever. Complains of a sore throat and toothache. Asks, "Wasn't that disgusting about A. Johnson being drunk the day he was inaugurated?" (Possibly referring to President Andrew Johnson, who was in office 1865-1869 and was inaugurated 15 April 1865, after the date of this letter. May therefore be referring to his inauguration as Abraham Lincoln's Vice President, which occurred on 4 March 1865).
|Civil War Military History Union Forces Woman Author Women's History Religion Health and Medical Disease Death Typhoid Fever President Vice President Alcohol Corruption and Scandal Inauguration
|Maitland, Joseph M. (1839-1918) Wharton, Bell (fl. 1862-1866) Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875)
|The American Civil War; Health & Medicine; Religion; Government & Politics; Women in American History
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|Joseph Maitland enlisted on 8 August 1862 as a Private. He was mustered into "G" Co. OH 95th Infantry. He was mustered out 31 May 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
|Civil War: Unit
|95th Ohio Infantry, G Company