A Civil War Letter

Today’s blog article is a very special story.  We are not often given the chance to view distance family events from a personal perspective.   Today, you will.   While collecting pictures and stories during the 1970s, Daddy located and copied a letter written by a distant uncle during the Civil War.   Terry has spent many, many hours researching and writing about the events and people mentioned in the letter.  She has done an incredible job and has even written a poem you will NOT want to miss!  Please choose “A Civil War Letter” from the blogroll on the right.  Note:  The document is a PDF.  Once you download it, choose “full screen” from the View pull-down menu.  This will allow it to be viewed as a slide show.  Then you can use page up and down to move through the slides.  ENJOY! 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cyn Hall
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 09:50:16

    Another fabulous Fortenberry story meticulously researched and beautifully presented. Andie presents our history so clearly and with such personality. What a lucky family we are to have her!

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  2. criminger
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 11:50:39

    Thanks Cyn! Actually, one of my sisters wrote this one and did a wonderful job of it. Teresa has been willing to help and loves the research too. Currently, I am “up to my eyeballs” in Polish research and have been able to get my grandfather’s line back about four generations than we never knew about. Consequently, I don’t want to loose my momentum.

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  3. Colleen
    Feb 23, 2015 @ 15:27:04

    Amazing! I did not know this letter existed. It is packed full of family names. I have forwarded the link to Brown family members.

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