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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.42.52
From Archive Folder Collection of Franklin W. Fuller, I company, 74th regiment, Illinois, infantry 
Title James W. Fuller to his uncle regarding a photograph and the movements of the family
Date 22 August 1864
Author Fuller, James W. (fl. 1863-1864)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that his family is doing well and apologizes for not writing for such a long time. States that his father is so busy he has not had time to have his picture taken. He did go down to the picture gallery and have his photograph taken. The picture did not "suit" his mother and father. Wishes that he could be with his uncle as he thinks he would like the sound of the artillery. His father is running a grocery store where he works as a clerk. Writes that he has kept the domino and rebel script his uncle gave him. Writes that because his family moved around during the summer he was unable to write to his uncle more often. Then school began and he had to walk two miles to and from school every day. Writes that the baby is learning to walk and that she can even speak a few words.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Soldier's Letter  Union Soldier's Letter  Photography  Children and Family  Artillery  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Diet and Nutrition  Confederate States of America  Sports and Games  Coins and Currency  Education  Travel  
People Fuller, James W. (fl. 1863-1864)  
Place written Baldwinsville, New York
Theme The American Civil War; Children & Family; Education
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Franklin W. Fuller from Howard, Illinois enlisted on 14 August 1862 as a Sergeant. He mustered into the I Company of the Illinois 74th Infantry on 4 September 1862. He was mustered out on 10 June 1865 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Uncle  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Western Theater  
Civil War: Unit 74th Illinois infantry, I Company