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Letter of from George Emmett Crandall to his mother Mary Crandall

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Admin/Biog History CRANDALL, George Emmett - Pvt., Company K, 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
George was born circa 1840 at Greenfield, New York. He was a son of Mary Crandall and a brother of Asahel from a previous sketch. George listed his residence as Winneconne, Winnebago County when he enlisted at Neenah, Winnebago County on Sept. 28, 1861 and was assigned as above. Standing over 5'7" tall, he had blue eyes, sandy hair and a sandy complexion. He re-enlisted with the same company at the end of his term on Feb. 13, 1864 at Indianola, Texas. George was wounded severely in the leg at Fort Blakely, Alabama in April 1865 and was then discharged on Oct. 17, 1865 due to a disability. He was married in Winnebago County on Jan. 7, 1867 to Sarah Doughty. George was buried with a simple military marker in the town of Winneconne at Bell Cemetery. Sarah, his widow, was married second in Winnebago County on Oct. 24, 1875 to Nicholas Becker.
Classification Archives
Collection Civil War Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation February 2, 1862
Abstract 1 letter with patriotic envelope from George Emit Crandall, Company K, 11th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry to his mother Mary Crandall. The envlope has the Seal of the State of Wisconsin on the American Flag.

Deck Bridge No. 47
February 2, [1862 ], Missouri

Dear Mother,

I thought I would write a few lines to let you know I am well and I hope this will find you the same as well. I saw [illegible] tonight. We had some snow. I am sorry that you and Malvina had a fuss. [Illegible]it also happens when I get to write I [illegible] camping with Henry one there is also something turned out never write [illegible] I won't have any more to say about it. We have got well, [and] I hope this will find you the same. It is pretty late it is about [illegible] will have to stop party. So I hope that you won't be mad at me [illegible] none whether you will read it to [illegible] I ain't tell you my news.

You must write all the news you can find out. We can't hear any news around. Take good care of the children, Mary your youngest. Write often, as often as you can and tell Emily I would like to see her. You must be a good girl and write as soon as you get this.

I am glad you don't try to make a fuss. I don't know whether you will [illegible]do not. Hope you didn't. Mother, you must not [illegible]. You know that they are also making some fuss, but don't tell anything to any one about it.

Write as soon as you get this. You [illegible] for this time.

From Emit
Event Civil War
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Notes CRANDALL, George Emmett - Pvt., Company K, 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
George was born circa 1840 at Greenfield, New York. He was a son of Mary Crandall and a brother of Asahel from a previous sketch. George listed his residence as Winneconne, Winnebago County when he enlisted at Neenah, Winnebago County on Sept. 28, 1861 and was assigned as above. Standing over 5'7" tall, he had blue eyes, sandy hair and a sandy complexion. He re-enlisted with the same company at the end of his term on Feb. 13, 1864 at Indianola, Texas. George was wounded severely in the leg at Fort Blakely, Alabama in April 1865 and was then discharged on Oct. 17, 1865 due to a disability. He was married in Winnebago County on Jan. 7, 1867 to Sarah Doughty. George was buried with a simple military marker in the town of Winneconne at Bell Cemetery. Sarah, his widow, was married second in Winnebago County on Oct. 24, 1875 to Nicholas Becker.
Object ID SC411.5.37.2
Object Name Letter
People Crandall, George Emmett
Crandall, Mary
Subjects Civil War
Soldiers
11th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Patriotic envelopes
Title Letter of from George Emmett Crandall to his mother Mary Crandall
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