Daily Archives: December 29, 2011

New Year Babies

The news on New Year’s Day always includes stories of the first babies to be born in the New Year. Announcing babies born on the 1st of the year is popular as the New Year symbolizes a fresh start and … Continue reading

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Fixing Bridges in Kentucky

On December 29, 1861, William wrote a letter to his mother from Camp Wood, Green River, Kentucky.  William reports some skirmishes with the Rebels, efforts to repair a bridge, and the general health of the regiment.  (Transcript of William’s letter … Continue reading

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