1860s Letters

From the Director,

There are times when I am researching or transcribing things that really hit a button of excitement.   Early this year Dick Fetzer gave me several letters that he had.  It appears that they were written by a young lady named Libbie and were sent to her aunt (last name Haymaker) who lived in Streetsboro.  They are something to read and really reflect the ideas and attitudes that people in this area had regarding the war.  They were written in December 1861.  Parts of the letters were difficult to transcribe and I would appreciate any help with someone taking a shot at determining the wording.  Hope you find them as fascinating as I did.  Read the letter entitled “Dear Aunt” and then “Dear Libbie.”

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