150 Years Ago Today

21st My 1865
In Camp at Alexandria Va
My Dear Father
your Kind and Ever Welcome Misive of Apr the 11th Was Recived yester day and Perused With the Greatest of Pleasure I Wrote A few lines to you on the 16th and Wil therefore Write but little at this time Not because I have Not the Wil to Write but from the Want of time time is A thing of Which for the Past Nighn Months We have had but verey Little of Which We Could dispose of as our own and Now all is preperation for the Great Review of Wednesday for the past thre days and Nights it has rained Without Intermission and it is yet A raining yester day I Re Joined My Regt the Corps Arived here the Evening of the 19th tired faded and Worn out With harde fare and harder Marching having Made A hundred and sixty Miles iin les than Eight Days the Men had only took Coffee And shuger during the March since the First day of May sherman Armey has Marched seven Hundred Miles that is from May 1st to May the 19th and in the Immediate time We lay stil one day at the Roanoack River one day at Petersburg City and thre Days at Manchester oposite the City of Richmond Clinton is tolerbly sick at this time but Wil soon I thinck be all rite Again tomorrow We Cros the Potomac and Camp on Arleington Hights it Wil be a Muddy March of ten Miles sheriden and his Caverlay yester day left here for Texas and Wil Not be on the review as heretofore Announced I belive that it Wil Not be Menay Months before We Wil be at home an order to day from the War department stops the Pay of All volunteer officers after June 15th and you May bet high they don’t stay long there after and fifty thousand of the quarter Masters hands are ordered to be Discharged at once and all unemploied volunteer staf and Field oficers are to be Mustered out at once I Was Glad to hear that Mary hat Got A home at last and to hear that she Was Wel also to here that all Was so Wel at home to What you have been and trust this May find you all stil Improveing and so there has been A fresh Influx of Krones from the old Keystone state how is it that of all the Numerous Krones in the East Not one Ever Enlisted to Aid in the Preservation of his Countries Liberties and Now It loocks verey much to My self as though scorned at home for their lack of Love for Countrey they have Emigrated to other Parts there are other Items that suggest themselves but I shal Not Name them only to say that they Do Not in the least Impeach Integrity and Honesty you have Not recived Near all the letters that Clinton and My self have Writen from Beaufort and Pocotaligo and Goldsboro and Raleigh the Envelopes are Recived all rite but the Color is Not the Kind I Wished but stil all rite and so Mis Stickel is the Teacher of your summer school Wel she has I thinck had sufficient oportunities to be an able Teacher but I have to Close My health is Exelent at this time Pardon Extreme haste bad Writing and spelling I have Written this on My Knee I remain as Ever your Afecionate son
D. H. Krone to
Daniel Krone

Write soon

150 Years Ago

Alexandria va
May 15th 1865
Dear Father
this leaves My self Wel and hearty I Was unwel When We Arived at Richmond and Was sent from trere on the steamer Warrier to this Place and Arived here to day at Eight oclock We left Richmond last Friday and have had A fine and Pleasant voyage down the James and Acros the bay and up the Potomac the Corps Left Richmond on thursday Last on its March through to this Place Clinton is With the Regt Coming he is Wel hearty this is A butiful Place for the Armey to Camp at the garde Marching from Raleigh to Richmond Was What Played Mt self on My voyage I saw Fort Darling and City Point also Fortres Monroe and the Ripraps and Point Loockout Mathises Point and Dumfries and on the Potomac fort Washington but I am Coming home soon and Wil tel the Items of Intrest instead of Writing them Now I Want you to have A Great Plenty of vegettabels and Grup of All Kinds laid in and Prepeared Against My Arival as I Want to and Intend to recruit When I do Come We are to have A Grand review at Washington before We start fr our homes so trusting this May fine you one and All in the Enjoyment of health and Prosperity I shal Close for this time I have Not had A line from Eney one since March the 28th hope you Wil Write Immediatley yours truly Duquesne H Krone to Daniel Krone
Addres
D.H Krone
Co K 53rd Regt Ills vv
1st brig 4th Div 17th A.C
Washington D.C
times With shermans Army since leaving Raleigh have been harde We marched from Twenty five to thirty thre Miles Per day Making the distance in seven days When We Was to of been fifteen and We also had Not No Meat Nothing but harde tack and Coffee twice Per day so you Can say as to our strength on such rations and Marching as We Did Ques

150 Years Ago Today

Camp Near Raleigh N.C
Apr the 21st/65
Dear Father
I shal try to Pen you A few lines from here this Evening and trust that they May find you at Home one and all in the Enjoyment of health and Hapines long before these lines Reaches you of the surrender of Gen Joe Johnson and his entire Command to sherman on the 17th Inst And Peace Joyful Glorious and Glad som peace once More the Armed and Mighty hosts of battle Pause and rest in their Carear and once More the olive branch is seen sheding its rays of Light and Peace ore the Nation and once More Can Freedoms sons return to their Homes and Enjoy the Proud and Glorious satisfaction of Knowing that through them And their Efferts thir Countrey and its Liberties have been saved and the Trator and Deamon Against the sacred Liberties of our and their Comon Countrey has been foiled and all their scheams for their Countreys ruin brought to Nought the War is over Peace peace once Again spreas ore the Land but With the Joy Co0mes sorrow and the deapest sadnes We soldiers one and all are shocked and Astounded by the Assasanation of our Honored and Much Loved President and that to Justin the hour of final and Complete victoray and triumph the Clasp of the Rebelion and restoration of the union to Which End he as for Four years Given his Mighty Energies and talants in him Evarey soldier felt that he at all times had A friend And Protector Who Was at all times ready and Ancious Wiling to Aid Apist and Comfort him in Evarey Way Posibel And Now Wo to the traitor that yet dares to resist for he has falen struck by the Fel Dager of the Asasin and his kindly Words of Cheer of Wisdom and Concil Wil be herd No More by the Peopel but his Deeds his Actions and Name Wil Ever Live Warm and Green in the Hearts of the American Peopel halowed be his Name and Memories truly the Ablest of the Able and the Wisest of our Countreys Councilors and statesman has Pased Away the War is over battels are No More Neither Marches and Campaighns and through the Lords Kindnes And Mercy We soldiers Wil in the Course of times be permitted to Return to our Homes our Parents and Friends and Enjoy the fruits of our tail our hardeships and Privations as to When or Whear the Armey Wil Move from here No one Can yet tel and it Wil yet be Months before the Armey dare be disbanded to their homes therefore Loock Not for us soon if all Goes rite and Wel We may be at home or in September We have Went in to regular Camp here and it is stated that We remain A Month or six Weeacks We are Camped on What Was Camp Instruction for the rebels thre years Ago it is A Most butiful Locality thre Miles West of the City of Raleigh the Ground rolling and interspersed With A Growth of Pine oack and hickorey timbers With Good spring Watter the Countrey here is fine and butiful Covered with Large and Rich Plantations Raleigh is A fine and butiful City the Citizens of Which Most Gladly Gave Welcom to Gen sherman and his Ever victorious Armies the City Was in No Wise disturbed Nor Mared by the union soldiers all Propensity to destroy and burn having disappeared With the leaving of the Acursed Palmeto state our March from Goldsborro to this City Was verey harde and severe the Armey of Tennesee as usual Moving direct Against the rebel Position from Goldsborro out for thirty Miles We had to Cordoroy Evarey foot of the roads to Get our heaviley Loaded trains over them one day With the hardest of Labor We Made but four Miles so that you May form some Ide of the Nature of the roads one day We Marched 18en Miles the Next We Marched through this City Pasing in Grand review and Camped for Night thre Miles West having Marched Twenty to Miles the Weather has become verey hot and thunder showers are an Evarey day Afair here With us to day is ration day With us and We are drawing five days rations Mail Comes in Evarey other day but Clinton should Not be thus We Wrote Letters from Fayetsville and letter after letter from Goldsborro and have Answers to None yet but hope and trust to recive them tomorrow When you recive this Direct to Co K 53rd Regt Ills vol Inft 1st brig 4th Div 17th A. C Armey of the Tennesee via Fortres Monro it is Grinding to be Compeled to Change from 41st that proud and Glorious old Number but What is Cannot Now be helped and therefore Must be for the Present submitted to but of one thing We 41st Men are shure it twil Not last Long and the Man that sold his Men and Regt for A Carnals Commission and straps Can Wear his dastardly Won Authority but A short A verey short time Myself and D. C Are in the Enjoyment of the best of health and trust that all at home are the same it is Now raining if it Ceases in time We Wil have dres parade this Evening My Love to your one and all your son and brother Duquesne H Krone

150 Years Ago

Aprile 6th 1865
Goldsborro North Carolina
My Dear Father
your Last Letter informed Me and so Also My Last Letter from stonington the same of the sale by Mr Andrew Allsman of his Farm And stock and that he Intends to Move to the state of Indiana to reside Now I Want you or Jese to tray and see him and Take A New Note in With Good security Drawing Compound Intrest In Lieu of the Note Now held by My self Against Mr Allsman and Which is in your Posesion If Allsman Wishes to Lift the Note you Wil recive the Money and Give up the Note If he Prefers to Give Note and the requires security and Insists and thincks propper you have My Word to Reduce the rate of Intrest to 6 Per Cent six per Cent by Giving this Prompt attention you Wil Grately oblige your son and servant absent in the servis of his Countreys servis and Cause
Respectfuly Duquesne H. Krone
to Daniel Krone or Jese A. Krone
I Wil Pay all the recusite Expenses Which you May Incur in Attenting to the Above
Duquesne H Krone

the Weather is verey Warm and butiful here and all are Wel as I have Written to you and to Jese and Mother I shal Not Write to Length at this time We are Prepearing here to Fight the Combined Armies of the Rebelion Now that Lee and his Armey are our of Richmond and Coming towards us and teh rebels Wil Find sherman and his unfailing Armey Readey to Greet and recive them in A Manner Which Wil become A Commender and an Armey Which has Ever been victorious over their Traitor Foes your Letter to Clinton of date March 19th/65 Was Interesting and Contained A large Amount of Information to us Which I Need Not Enumerate Now I Was Expecting to hear of uncle John stickels Marriage as I had been Informed that it Was to take Place this spring if they keep Marrrying as thay have been this Winter Past there Wil be but few to Marrey by fall I thinck all Illinois seems from all account to be Marrying but to the bounty I Wish to sey A Word Macon is Paying Now five humdred dolars bounty to the Cravens that are Enlisting and beaing drafted to serve one year While at the same time her best and bravest sons have been batteling the traitors to the Nations Liberties For Now Four years and are stil in the field fighting and have they been remembered by state or County in the Way of bounties the Answer plain and broad is No Not A Farthing has the state of Illinois or the County of Macon ever Gave their trueest soldiers and defenders is this rite is this Justice to Give those that are forced out all and those that Came out of the first and that freely Wilingly Nothing Could the Gitters up of the un Just Measure hear the thoughts and Expressed views of the old Macon County soldiers and What are their Expresed views and thoughts for the futur on the Matter they Would Ether Pay the same to the veterans or Pay None at all
D. H. Krone

150 Years Ago Today

Goldsborro N.C
Aprile 9th/65
Dear Father
I take My Pen in hand to Night to Pen you A few Lines as this May be the Last oportunity that I Wil have for some time as We Wil March in the Morning on Another Campaighn and Which We also thinck and hope Wil be the last Campaighn that We Wil be Caled on to Make Against the falling and Crumbling rebelion I thinck that We go to Weldon but Cannot say for Certain We have to Carey Each Man six days ful rations of Coffee shugar salt and harde bread and We have twenty five days rations in our Wagon train Making thirty one days rations in all to day We under Went A Most Critical review and inspection by Maj Gen Giles A smith Com the Div and brig Gen Potts Com the brig the Men are in the best of trim and equipment and also of Health the Weather has been verey fine and dry of Late but to Night it threatens rain Again but the soil is so sandy that as soon as it Ceases to rain it is dry Again tel Mary if she has Moved that I have Not Written to her this time Clinton Wrote and We had so Little time to Write that I though that I Would defer until some other time and oportunity of Writing top her as she herd all the News from Clinton the Weather is verey Warm and Evarey thing is Growing fineley and it Makes one thinck of other and peaceful days When instead of useing the instruments of War and Death I Wielded the Plow and the Corn Planter but I am almost at the End of My row as to News Gen sherman saays that in four Month More he Wil Muster out of the servis of the united states of America that has Ever Marched under the orders of Eney Chieftian or the soil of Eney Continant Enclosed With this you Wil Find Enclosed the Potagraph of My bedfellow and Comrad for the Last year and A Member of old Co 41st Ills Mr James Kelley also one belonging to Clinton of the same With Clintons Name on his
With this I Close Oh send me Another Complete list of My Album has Lieut Wilson handed in his yet and if Not hurey him up
My Love to one and All
yours truly Duquesne H Krone
Write soon ou always Cease to Write Just When you should Write that is Just About the time We reach Communication and Close our Campaighn
Ques

150 Years Ago Today

Goldsboro N.C. April 6th 1865
Dear Father
i seat My self to Answer your kind and welcom letter of March 19th 1865 which came to hand night before last I would have written then but had Just put a letter in the office Directed to Ellis Well to day Just as I was going to commence to write and we wer drawen up in line and a dispatch read to us that Richmond is our that Grant was Purseuing Lee to wards Danvill if this news be true it is glorious news but we have ben fooled sooften that we are disposed to use it for comfirmation of the dispact if it be true then [blank] with shermans army Lee will we think endever to press in our rear via Hanville and Charlotte and Procede to Georgia or Alabama and if he does that then we have all our Marching to do over again which wont be very pleasant but we rather guess. Or old Ty coon and Grant have all them littel things aranged long ear this there is nothing new gowing the rounds of late that I KNow of except what I have Just wrote thing stil rove in the old channel the out side line of troops are Still fortifying and prepairing for any amergency we being in reserve on the rirner or rear line have nothing us [blank] to do. we drill a bout three hours per day to Keep our hand in. you ought to be here to see and hear the boy laugh when they get the papers and see how Mr Joseph Johnson whiped us jus that littel affair of Mill Creek. Morris Farm or Berrtonsvill as it is called by different cases fondents to think of there impudence in clamming a victory where they had to get up and run after night Continue reading

150 Years Ago Today

Aprile 4th 1865
Goldsborro North Carolina
My Mother
I Expect that you thinck that I have Forgotten you Else thinck of you Not but that is Not the Case altho I have Not Written to you directely I have Written to Father and you together but this Morning I have seated My self Pen in hand to Write A short Letter to you your Last Letter is Laying open before Me Now and tels Me that yet there is one that thinck of her sons Now Far Frome Her and home sweet Home in the Armies of their Loved Countrey batteling toiling Night and Day to sustain its Flag And Mantain its Liberties in all their susture And Glory Giving Government and reason to the Mose teribel and Fanatical of rebelions recorded In Worlds historey you Ask When Wil We all Meet Again We Wil Meet Again With Gos providence and spearing mercy When this War is over and bloodshed No More When the olive branch of Peace and union shal Again Gladden the Land of brothers Now Alos Arayed in such Deadly hostility Against one one Another and if Not if God should se fit in his goodnes and Mercy to Call one or both or all from this World of trubel of War and rapine be ready to Meet in that Better World that Lays beyond the Tomb Continue reading