150 Years Ago Today

Louisville Ky
July 17th 1865
Father
I this Evening take My Pen in hand to Write you as I trust the last letter From this City I Write this to say to you Write No More letters to Me until I Write for you to Write My reason is this the Mail is plundered and We do Not Recive our Letters there fore i Would rather for you Not to Write and I Not recive the Letters We are Going to send A box of things by Expres directed to N. L. Krone he is to Keep it in his store unopened for us and until We Call for it in Person you May before long recive letters of Mine you Wil retain them until I Call for them Ether by Letter With directions Whear to send them or els I Call in Person We Wil Leave here some time this Weeack yester day and the Night before We had verey heavey rains here and to day it is verey Cool and pleasant the health of all of us boys here is Exalent at this time to day I and Crouch and King and Conckling Went out A half A Mile and Gathered Enough of Fine blackberries to last us until tomorrow and then some of us Wil Go Again and Gather More to Night We are Going to the theater to see uncle Toms Cabin Played Mis Killy [Kitty] Blanchard beaing the principal Actor and Also hear sung shermans March to the sea I am in Good spirits but yet time hangs due and heavey on My hands I have Now Givin all the Items of Which I Can thinck and Wil therefore Close for this time by Wishing this May Find you and all the Famaley in the Enjoyment of Health and Hapines My Love to All
D. H Krone to Daniel Krone

150 Years Ago Today

Louisville Ky
July 7th 1865
Most Respected Father
your Note of July 4th Was just recived and I hasten to Answer this is the First that I have recived you speack of having Written but Lately Which I doubt not yet No Letter has been recived Neither by My self Nor Clinton have recived Letters from Eney one at home Clinton A few days since recived A letter from Eugenia I have to day sent to Pacages of Potographs to you one of Which Contains My Wishes With refferance to them to day has Again been terribly hot and sweltering Enclosed With this you Wil find Enclosed one dollar to make the hundred sent Good in regard to Putting it at Intrest if you Cannot let it for ten Per Cent let it For Les dont let it for A specified time of for Not longer than thre Months I Prefer it at one day after date subject to Payment at ten or twenty days Notice thus from this unconected Expresion of My Wishes you Can Govern your self With referance to loaning My Money the Armey Now here Wil Ear long brake there present Camps fome for Home some for servis out in the far Western territories Against the Wild Indians While yet Another Part Wil Go to Texas for duty there and yet another Part Wil Go on duty through the Late rebelious states the sealed Pacage of Which I spoke in My Previous Note Wil Not be sent yet for some days My self and Clinton are Wel and Hearty and so also aare My Friends Mr Wiliam Blair and Mr A. Crouch and Mr Purdue and Nevins and My Chum and Pardner Mr James Kelley We have been Mes Mates and bedfellows Ever since We returned to the tented Field last May trusting these lines May Find your self and all the famaley in the Enjoyment of Health and all its Manifold blesings I Close yours truly
your son D. H. Krone
to Daniel Krone
Ps
I hope that you and all the rest of the famaley and the friends one and all Enjoyed your selves Wel and Pased the GLorious old 4th With the Greatest of Elate and Pleasure but I Wil venture to say that We soldiers Enjoyed our selves and the day by far better than you did We listing listing to the Last and final farewell addres of our Great and loved Chief and General your feasting and listing Probaley to an oration by Carnal Post but I trespas
yours Ques

150 Years Ago Today

Louisville Ky
July 6th/65
Father
the 4th here Pased of verey fine Mag Gen sherman Was here and spent the day in riding from division to Division and seeing and Addresing A few Words of Cheer Congratulation Advice and Encouragement to the old veterans and Herows he has so Long Commanded and Led to Honor an victorey the day Was by far the hottest that We have yet felt and there Was Numerous Cases of sun stroke yester day Was Not Quite so hot yet twas hot Enough for all Convenient Purposes and to day is hot hot I do Not Propose Nor Intend to Write A Letter Now Neither in the hereafter I recive No Letters from home Consequentlay I shal Write Nothing but that pertaining to matters of buisnes to My self With this you Wil find Enclosed A Lot of Potographs of Generals also of My Companey Comrads you Wil fil My ALbum and if there are More than Wil fil the Album Lay the Away safley and Alow Neither the Album Nor those laid Away to become soiled Nor dirtey see to that I have Written for Information on various Matters and subjects from time to tome to None of Which have I recived the slitest Answer and Now I have Ceased to Expect an Awnswer the Potographs Wil be in to Pacages there Wil Also be sent A sealed Pacage marcked A With this I Close and remain your son
Ques to his Father Daniel Krone
PS
Clinton and My self are Wel and Hearty and I hope these Lines May find you all and one Wel and Happy yours truly Ques

150 Years Ago Today

Louisville Ky.
June 25th/65
Dear Father
i to day seat My self Pen in hand to Addres you through the Medum of Paper and Inck Again and in doing so I shal Advert back tot he time of our departure From the City of Raleigh We Arived there Aprile the 15th and Pased through the City on review Moving directly on in the Pursuit of Johnson and his retreating Army and Camped for the Night on the picke runing Direct from Raleight to Greesnboarro and Five Miles out from the City the Next Morning We Again Moved foreward at five oclock and Marched eight Miles through one of the heaviest rains that Men Ever marched through an oficer Now rode Along the lines and Informed us that the War Was over that Johnson had surrendered and the War Was over and our last Campaighn Made We Now Went in to regular Camp thre Miles West of the City and on the Raleigh and Charloota Railroad to Await the News From Washington the News of the Asasination Was Here recived and Moved the feelings and hearts of the soldiers to the Profoundest Depths but the Pashions Cooles and Calmer and better Judgment Again prevailed throughout the Army all Was Now quiet until Apr the 24th When the old 17th A. C Was reviews by Lieut Gen Grant and Maj Generals sherman Howard slocum and schafield Mead and Hoocker and the Corps Was Pronounced to have No Equal in the united states Armies the same Evening We Was Informed that the terms sent to Washington Was discarded and hostilities ordered to be resumed the Next Morning We Again Advanced thirteen Miles and Close up to the rebel lines so as to bring on A General battle the Next day if Johnson did Not acceed to new terms Continue reading

150 Years Ago Today

Louisville Ky.
June 14th 1865
My Dear Father
We have Made the Journey from Washington to this City in safty and are at this time Camped in A swamp seven Miles below the City and on the banck of the ohio We did Expect to recive our Much Needed Pay here but orders are to Move tomorrow and so Pay Plays out Again Could stanton here the Compliments Which are heaped on his head by this army in one day he Would folow breckenridg to Cuba that he Would there Wil be hell in shermans Armey soon unles the Men recives their Jsut dues the Men of the Eleventh hour are beaing sent home but We that have Went through thick and think and stood by the Goverment in its darckest hours upheld its honor and flag and shed our blood freer than Watter to Crush the rebelion are Now treated Worse than traitors and Asasins are We are fed on that Which A hog Would Not Eat only When forced to by starvation and to this they do Not Pay us our harde Ernings things are rapidly Coming to A Climax and the Powars that be hat better be stiring them selves to do Justice to this Armey that has done so Much to save and restore the Nation your Letter Dated June 2nd Was recived last Night and Gave Me Great satisfaction and Pleasure your Need Not take Eney steps Concerning the Note of Mr Allsman as long as he remains I am Glad that you have delayed seeing to it so far but if you should hear for A Certanty that he intends leaving the state then folow the Previous Instructions I and Clinton are both Wel and hearty I Wil here say that I thinck he has been Making some uncaled for Assertions as to the reciept of letters and it is A general Complaint of his Corespondants that they have Great Dificulty to read and under stand his letters and I know that his Writing Always bothered My self to decipher We expect to recive our Money here iin A few days you Wil then recive Another remittanc from me for safe keeping I shal send it be Expres directed to N. L. Krone When you Write say Wheather you recived to Potographs sent by Clinton and Myself from Goldsborro I am sorrey that I and Clinton have failed to recive your letters and belive that from this time We Wil recive them With More regularity I have recived No Papers since our first Arival at Alexandir Pleas send Me another list of My Album so that I Can tel Who to Purchas as here is A Good oportunity to Procure the Potographs of our Great Men as We are all up side down I Wil Close for this time our Coming home is Played out don’t Expect us I ame Wel and hearty and hope this May find all Enjoying health and Prosperity and that Henrys knee May be Wel yours truly D. H Krone your son to D. Krone Direct to Louisville Ky

150 Years Ago today

Washington D C.
June 1st/65
Father
I take My pen at this time to drop you aA few lines as to Movements We Wel Leve here Next Monday and Go to Louisville Ky there to recive our Pay and from there We Wel spedaly start for our respective states un les some thing Most unexpected should in the Mean time turn up or transpire the Weather here for the paast few days has been Most Intolerbly hot and sultrey We have recived No letter of late date from home yet Clinton is sick he had An Attack of Colory Morbus and he yet has feaver but is on the Mend My health is verey Good at this Writing the 20th Corps of shermans Armey disbands here and all regiments from the Estern states in the 14th and 15th and 17th A C are detached and Mustered out here as I have Nothing of Intrest to Write at this time I Close My love to one and All yours truly
your son
D. H. Krone
Answer Imediatly and direct to
Louisville Ky
and Inform Me if My letters dated Apr 6th and 9th and 21st May 15th and 21st have been recived by you
also of March 28th also My Letter of Apr 4th to Mother of sealed Pacages I sent to from Goldsborro N. C and My Note of the Campaighn of Letters to others of the famaley I have Written to Mr Jese A. Krone as dated Apr 2nd an 6th and May 26th also same date to E. M Pifer and H. C. Krone Apr 28th A letter E. M Pifer

Ps Pleas to Preserve all the reports and Letter of General sherman that May be Published in the papers and oficial reports also of his Pertaining to his operations Against Johnson and his Negotiations With him and his Imbraligo With old blow stanton and fagey Halleck for me Ques

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

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