Archive Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2015.001.054
Collection Matthew C. Miller Digital Collection
Description NOTE: This is actually two digitized letters, both to Lottie Lasher. Lottie's sister Cassie used the blank back of page two of George's letter to write her own letter to Lottie.

The main letter is from George Young to Lottie, dated January 16, 1865. It is written on official letterhead that reads Ordnance Office, District of the Etowah, Chattanooga. He tells her that after he finishes his work in the Ordnance Dept. he will be due a 30 day furlough, maybe as soon as Feb. 1. He refers to still being tired from his "40 days campaign" but optimistic that peace is at hand. He closes with a touching poem about missing home and the one he loves.

There is an abbreviation in George Young's letter of inst. Inst stands for "instante mense" which means "date of the current month."

Cassie's letter on the back of George's page 2 [2015.001.054(4)] is dated January 28, from Norwich(?). She talks about returning from a visit and turning over the sleigh, about how cold the weather is, about who is sick and who is getting better/worse, and about a lottery in which Lottie won a set of silver spoons.

See pdf for transcription.
Date 1865
Dates of Creation January 1865
Additional File Click here to view the transcription.
Accession number 2015.001