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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.10.168
From Archive Folder Collection of Joseph M. Maitland 
Title Bell Wharton to Joseph M. Maitland mentioning her health issues and the scarcity of interesting news
Date 9 March 1865
Author Wharton, Bell (fl. 1862-1866)  
Recipient Maitland, Joseph M.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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).
Subjects 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  
People Maitland, Joseph M. (1839-1918)  Wharton, Bell (fl. 1862-1866)  Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875)  
Place written Kingston, Ohio
Theme The American Civil War; Health & Medicine; Religion; Government & Politics; Women in American History
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Unit 95th Ohio Infantry, G Company