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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.43.20
From Archive Folder Collection of John Reeser, B company, 197th regiment, Pennsylvania, infantry 
Title C.B. Hulslander to Mary H. Benedict regarding his health, her singing and cake
Date 18 December 1864
Author Hulslander, C. B. (fl. 1864)  
Recipient Benedict, Mary H.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Apologizes for taking so long to write back. Mentions that he is sick and has been for about ten days but believes that he will get better. Inquires after her singing and asks how George is coming along with his melodies. Wishes that he could hear her sing and play, and says "it will do me as much good as my diner." Writes about choosing what type of cake he would like. Informs her that he would like those "little round scallope cakes" and prefers it over the clove cake. Inquires after the children, Ed and Ellen, and ask if she has to whip them often or if they are good children.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Soldier's Letter  Union Soldier's Letter  Women's History  Health and Medical  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Diet and Nutrition  Children and Family  
People Benedict, Mary H. (fl. 1864)  Hulslander, C. B. (fl. 1864)  
Place written s.l.
Theme The American Civil War; 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 Friend  
Civil War: Unit 197th Pennsylvania infantry, B Company