Sherman's (1822-1885) ongoing march to the coast, sounds of nearby shelling at Signal Hill, and his frustration at a recent order by General James Longstreet (1821-1904) regarding hair and beard length.
Letter, 8 July 1863, from Charlie [-----], a Union soldier at Fort Scott, near Alexandria, Virginia, to Emma in Litchfield, Connecticut, discussing the celebration in camp during the 4th of July and for recent victories such as the capture of Vicksburg and Battle of Gettysburg.
Robert comments that he is suffering from jaundice, but is getting better; notes that the guard arrested some cavalrymen for a disturbance in a barber shop; states that citizens seeking passes must take the oath of allegiance; and asks for a pair of boots.
] from Robert [-----] to his brother John about serving as a member of the provost guard for Winchester, Virginia. He also laments the destruction at Fredericksburg, Virginia, but expresses his belief that General Burnside's campaign will ultimately capture Richmond.
Letter, 26 February 1865, to James [-----] from Tait[? He also mentions the arrival of Mc Clellan's Army to reinforce General Pope's Army.
Letter, 23 August 1862, from Judson [-----] at the Mansion House Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia, to Sarah, writing about his health, taking care of the wounded at the hospital, amputations, and his weariness of the war.