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    • 1864-05-01 Letter from Johannes Lefevre to Solomon Dubois

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns;
    • Letter written from Johannes Lefevre to Solomon Dubois. Johannes is currently embarking on his "spring campaign" near Baton Rouge. He explains that it is strange to hear of lighthearted things such as pretty girls and sleigh riding from Sol while...
    • 1864-09-21 Letter from Johannes Lefevre to his father Josiah P. Lefevre

    • Winchester, Battle of, Winchester, Va., 1864;United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields;United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • In a letter written to his father, Johannes discusses winning one of the most terrible battles in the war, the Battle at Winchester. He gives thanks for being unharmed and lists all the dead and wounded from the Ulster County Company's.
    • 1864-10-09 Letter from Johannes Lefevre to his sister, Jane Lefevre

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Johannes writes a letter to his sister and says that it is the first time in three weeks that he is not engaged in some form of marching or fighting. He talks about winning the Battle of Winchester and not getting much sleep that night due to the...
    • 1864-10-17 Letter from Johannes Lefevre to his family

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Johannes writes that he has been elevated in the "military ladder" and says that he will muster tomorrow. Some of his comrades have been recommended for promotions and he believes that they will soon be Captains. Johannes wants Ralph to know that...
    • 1864-10-23 Letter from Johannes Lefevre to his father, Josiah P. Lefevre

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United...
    • Johannes writes a letter to his father saying that he remains very thankful, even though he was severely wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek on October 19. A "minnie ball" went through his thigh and came out through his hip bone. He can't move his...
    • 1864-11-13 Letter from Peter Elting to Johannes Lefevre

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United...
    • Unaware of the death of his good friend, Johannes, Peter Elting writes of receipts and invoices for Johannes to sign. He is concerned that he has not heard form Johannes in ten days or two weeks and hopes that he is "heeling rapidly" and will be...
    • 1863-02-17  Letter from Solomon Dubois to Johannes Lefevre

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; African...
    • Letter written from Solomon Dubois to Johannes discussing news from home. Sol is concerned that Johannes may be "hard up" for women and then goes on to write about his trip to Plattekill to see Fredrick Douglas speak. He thinks his talk was good...
    • 1863-04-21 Letter to Rowena Hasbrouck from Jacob Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • This letter recounts Jacob's travels throughout Louisiana from April 12th through the 21st. Jacob and his regiment are involved in a few skirmishes, but they are considered among the best fighting regiments. Jacob also describes an instance between...
    • 1863-06-18 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob tells Rowena that he is close to the enemy and informs her of his safety. He anticipates another attack in the coming week and also expresses the sentiment that the war will soon be over if his army is successful in taking Port Hudson and...
    • 1863-10-30 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865;
    • Jacob encourages Rowena to visit him and tells her to meet with a woman, Mrs. Van Wagner, who also plans to travel south for a visit. He tells Rowena that his friend, Elting, is returning home on furlough and can help her with her travels, if she...
    • 1863-04-25 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob discusses the recent travels and successes of his regiment. He writes over the course of two days and expresses his desire to receive a letter from Rowena. Jacob discusses drills and tells Rowena that the rebels' supplies are low.
    • 1864-05-06 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob writes extensively about recent combat. He describes, at length, an incident between Colonel Sharpe and Captain Lord. He writes the letter over the course of several days.
    • 1863-11-24 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob tells Rowena of an incident involving the Black Hawk ship, where one negro was killed and several others were wounded. He also discusses the upcoming elections and draft in New York. Jacob tells of General Bank's promotion to Lieutenant for...
    • 1864-06-05 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob inquires about some of his friends, including Silas Deyo. He discusses many men from home and updates or asks Rowena about their whereabouts. Jacob expects to see more severe fighting in the near future. He mentions Ulysses S. Grant and...

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