The Blackwell Letters
"...but if I don't never more see you on
earth I hope to meet you in heaven to where worry and trouble is no more."
- Undated letter (original, page 1, page 2) from Benjamin Blackwell to his mother, sister and brothers
"We run them out of Romney and across the
- January 19, 1862 letter (original, page 1, page 2) from Benjamin Blackwell to sister and brothers
"...all (of us) were very tired...We cooked
and ate our suppers and lay down on the wet ground and slept as sound as if we
were in feathers up to our chins."
- July 28, 1862 letter (original, page 1, page 2) from William Blackwell to his brother Mathew Blackwell
"...I don't think that you nor me ought to
fight for we did not have no hand in making it (the war)...everything looks like
it is going on wrong since Jackson was killed..."
- September 5, 1863 letter (original, page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4) from Benjamin Blackwell to Mathew Blackwell