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

150 Years Ago Today

Aprile 2nd Goldsborro N.C
Father I Wrote A few days Ago Which I hope you Wil recive the papers your sent have been recived you say that you had recived my diarey you I suppose found some Curious Items in it at least to you Wel all I Ask is Not to Make them Neighborhood News I Wrote several letters from Pocataligo s C that at last dates you had Not recived I also sent to or thre Pacages of sealed Matter have you recived them the Weather is verey Warm and dry here at this time We have to drill four hours Per day so that We have Not time for Much Else than keep our things in order and drill Pretty rough for old soldiers Coming in to Camp of A March of six hundred Miles lasting Fifty six days the things you sent all Came to hand Excepting the diaries and I cannot help but thinck that if sent as soon as ordered thay Would also have Come to hand but thay have Not and No Matter Now I shal send your My Note shets of March read them if you Can and then lat them Away for My use if I Get home Again with this I Close your son
Duquesne H Krone
one of My Comrads starts home to ohio to day on thirty day Furlough to see his Parents that aare Not Expected to live
Please to send by Mail one bunch of best quality and larger sise Envelops than the ones that Enclose this send Imediatly and oblige your sone
Ques

150 Years Ago Today

Camp at Goldsborro N.C
March the 28th/65
Dear Father
I have Just recived your Welcom letter Written respectively Jan the 25th and Feb the 23rd and Was truly Glad to hear From home Again but sorrey to hear that you Was so unfortunate in Cutting your thumb and hurting your leg and also to hear that Charley and Jane stil have the Ague but I trust and hope that long Ear this Comes to your hand that all May be restored to the Enjoyment of Health and its blesings and I Wil here say that during all our late Campaighn through the Caolinas lasting Fifty sex days I have Enjoyed uninterupted Good Health and have Enjoyed the March Wel better than Ever before Clinton has been lame During the Campaighn With the rheaumatisam but otherwise he has been Wel and hearty and so thay are stil Marrying and beaing Given in Mariage in old Macon and Joy go With them and the Whiskey sot Wil Come in hereafter as to ole Jim Nesbit that Rather astounds us but truth is an old Adage that Crime May run A While and Flourish but Wil be Detected in the End I am sorrey to hear that your are loosing Mr F.B stickel and Lady as Neighbors for you Wil Mis them Greatley and so thay have Gone to bickering over the building of the Church Which is to be Regretted verey Much as it betrays an un brotherly and unreligious spirit in the Church Continue reading