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Collection Reference Number GLC05522.04
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 
Title Adam M. Hallidy to Margaret McClelland Hallidy discussing his proposal and their marriage
Date 6 July 1864
Author Hallidy, Adam, M. (fl. 1862-1865)  
Recipient Hallidy, Margaret McClelland  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Reports having received a letter from Maggie dated 5 February, when she was still Miss McClelland, not Mrs. Hallidy. Includes his transcription of that letter which announces the receipt of his ring and $50, and her acceptance of his proposal. Ponders the possibilities of what would have been if he had received this letter months before. Reflects and comments on the letter. Written from the woods near camp. First letter as Maggie's husband, addressed to "Little Mack." Handwriting is more elegant than the first three letters, though there are similarities in style and signature. Imprint reading "Winston Mills" in upper left corner.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Soldier's Letter  Union Soldier's Letter  Women's History  Marriage  
People Hallidy, Adam, M. (fl. 1862-1865)  Hallidy, Margaret McClelland (fl. 1862-1865)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; Women in American History; Children & Family
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Adam M. Hallidy was a Union Army soldier during the Civil War and was in Company K, 2nd D.C. Volunteers. He married his friend Maggie McClelland 19 March 1864.
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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