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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.43.10
From Archive Folder Collection of John Reeser, B company, 197th regiment, Pennsylvania, infantry 
Title Charles E. Colony to Mary regarding feeling homesick, missing women and a visit to a friend
Date 28 February 1864
Author Colony, Charles E. (fl. 1864)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Apologizes for not writing sooner. Mentions being homesick and Sundays being lonesome. Writes about a visit with Edwin and having a "clean meal" and eating beef steak, butter, apple sauce, and coffee. Inquires after Mary's farm. Describes his trip down as being a good one. Refers to wanting to see a woman in camp. Possibly to Mary Reeser, John Reeser's wife.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Soldier's Letter  Union Soldier's Letter  Women's History  Military Camp  Military Provisions  Diet and Nutrition  Travel  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  
People Colony, Charles E. (fl. 1864)  
Place written Alexandria, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Women in American History; Agriculture
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