Courage & Contradiction

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Letter from Mary J. and Sarah E. Boultinghouse to Daniel B. Boultinghouse, dated December 20, 1863. Mary Jane wrote about writing previous letters on the 5th, 7th, 16th and 17th. The second part of the letter, written on the 24th of December, talks…

A Confederate States of America bond for $500 issued on October 8, 1862. This bond features a bond maturity date of "July 1, 1873" in the upper left corner and is signed by Robert Tyler. 17 twenty dollar coupons are attached to the bottom. It is…

Certificate of Disability for Daniel B. Boultinghouse dated July 14, 1862. Surgeon John E. Walker examined Daniel and found him to be unfit to perform military service due to chronic lung disease.

Letter from Daniel B. Boultinghouse to his wife, Mary Jane Boultinghouse in which he requests that Brother Hoag stay with his wife until he can return. He reassures his wife that all is well with him.

A letter from Daniel B. Boultinghouse to Mary Jane Boultinghouse. Boultinghouse writes from a camp near Chappel Hill on October 9, 1863.
In this letter to his wife he discusses the march to Houston and his ailing health, as he is fighting off a…

A letter from J.H. Russel to his brother, J.B. Boultinghouse, in which he expresses sympathy for his brother's loss of his "little boy". This letter was written from Camp Cleaver. Russel was in Company C, 3rd Regiment.

Letter from Mary Jane Boultinghouse to her husband, Daniel B. Boultinghouse discussing life on the home front and the many tasks she must tend to in his absence.
She mentions a rumor that furloughed men and deserters are being gathered to guard…

Letter from Mary Jane Boultinghouse to Daniel B. Boultinghouse. Mary Jane relates the troubles she faces at home, including sick and starving cattle.
The letter is written on paper from "E.W. Talbot/ Dealer in Staple and Fancy Dry Goods/ Boots,…

In this letter from Mary Jane Boultinghouse to her husband, Daniel Boultinghouse, she discusses practical matters including knitting socks for him. She reports that General Green is in Austin. She also recounts that African American residents will be…

A letter written by Mary Hughes to her son, T.P. Hughes giving him advice on taking up arms in the Civil War.

In this letter she discusses her ailing health, her fear for his well-being, and laments Texas' decision to secede.
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