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    • "Castle at Torgau"

    • Torgau (Germany)--History--20th century; World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war
    • Watercolor painting of early-Renaissance Hartenstein castle in northwestern saxon city of Torgau with ruined bridge in foreground. During World War II, Torgau was the site of the meeting of American and Soviet troops on April 25th, 1945. Technical...
    • "Meeting with the Russians at Torgau"

    • Torgau (Germany)--History--20th century; World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war
    • Watercolor painting depicting Soviet soldiers waving red flag and marching to meet American troops with early-Renaissance Hartenstein Castle and ruined bridge in background. American and Soviet troops met at Torgau on April 25th, 1945. Olin Dows,...
    • 163rd General Hospital Corp

    • World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Medical care;
    • Group portrait of the 163rd General Hospital Corp in England, 1994. All women are clad in military uniforms. Arrow points to Jane Secor, positioned in the second to last row and standing fifth from the right.
    • 186_-02-16 Letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob describes how the camp received orders to move out, but that they were then told to wait but be ready to move out soon. He also mentions that he's enclosed some likenesses of the men, and discusses the mail service.
    • 1861-11-23 letter from Meeker Griffin to his mother and father

    • 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;
    • Meeker Griffin writes to his parents hoping that they are in good health. He describes an incident in Army Company H, where a soldier is accidentally shot and killed and another is wounded.
    • 1861-12-9 letter from Meeker Griffin to his mother and father

    • 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;
    • Meeker and his company get to see the city of Washington and surrounding monuments. His trip culminates when the company gets to meet President Lincoln. He describes in detail the encounter with the President and his overall demeanor. Meeker also...
    • 1862-02-09 letter from Meeker Griffin to his father

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns;
    • In a letter to his father, Meeker Griffin talks about how poor the weather has been for the past ten days. He asks how much his friend Tom will charge for a pair of boots and requests that a box be sent to him with apples, maple sugar and tobacco.
    • 1862-03-20 letter from Meeker Griffin to his parents

    • 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;
    • Having been detached from his company to the Navy in Mississippi, Meeker describes his new surroundings. He is concerned that he is yet to receive his boots or box of provisions that he had previously asked for. He is worried about his father's...
    • 1862-04-06 letter from Meeker Griffin to Mr. Thomas Dewitt

    • 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;
    • In a letter to his friend, Meeker describes life on a Civil War gunboat and the ongoing battle against the Rebel forces. He also talks about his position as messenger boy and powder boy on the gunboat and his salary of 18 dollars a month.
    • 1862-09-18 letter from James Thitchener to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes this letter to his aunt, four days after he was mustered into service. He is presently in Virginia, near Georgetown. He thinks that the Union is already winning the war, even though the rebels fight well. One of his friends fainted...
    • 1862-11-08 letter from James Thitchener to his friend Phill

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes to his friend Phil about the difficulties of army life. He has been marching for three weeks straight though serious weather conditions. One night the troops had to camp right down in the snow. He mentions that there are strong Union...
    • 1862-12-14 letter from Jacob DuBois HasBrouck to Rowena HasBrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865;
    • Jacob writes to Rowena about being stationed in Key West, Florida. He describes a 200 pound Snapping Turtle Steak that he ate. He urged her to write more. Jacob also mentions Charles Ackert and William Mackey, both soldiers in his regiment. The...
    • 1862-12-26 letter from Meeker Griffin to his father and mother

    • 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;
    • Meeker and his company are now at the new barracks which are almost completed. His company has lost men due to small pox and other diseases. A funeral procession took place which Meeker commented on as being particularly sad because it was the day...
    • 1862-12-27 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 how he was appointed officer of the guard in Carolton while the Col. moved to New Orleans. Once Jacob arrived in New Orleans, he found the Col. aboard a boat going home. He expressed that he wished he could write her more.l

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