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The Civil War in Carroll County, Iowa will forever hold the unique distinction of being the first national military conflict in which citizens of Carroll County served and sacrificed. These artifact pages have been created to honor  individual citizens who were directly involved in this, our nation's greatest self-defining military period in its history.


Pages in the Civil War Artifacts project have been
created and donated by Ralph Leonard III. If you
have information to contribute to this project, please
contact the
Carroll County Coordinator.
Submitted scans must be of people or items in existence
during the Civil War, and taken around 1880 or before.


The following scans and transcription
have been contributed to this site by Kendal Green.

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Aprile 20th /64
Sur after my respect to
you and family I seat my
self to adres you by leter
I am in good helth now
and I hop thes few lines
may find you and fam
ly in joying the sam bles
ing tho I hav had a hard
tim of it sins I left hom
I left fort Dodge on the
secont of Jenuary and
got to neuton and thair
I took sick and I had to
sta thair som ten days and
then I got to Devenporte
and thair I had the
pleurisy in the side for a
bou too weaks and I got
over that andly for days
and I tok the measols
and had to go to the hospi
tal and thair I had to stay fer
nine weeks to a day I then got
around a few days and started
down the river and wee got to
Memphis and wee staid thair
a few days and I took the
ague and was sick all the
wa dow the river to Vicks
burg and was sick after I got
thair fore days I got to Vicks
burg on the 30 of march
we are campt out near
black river East os Vicksburg
I hant much to doo I hav to stand
a on piqued andby wons a
weak and the balens of the
tim we dont much of any
thing and thair is now teling
when we will do any thing
for the oald vetrains hant
got back yet and tha wont
be back fer a weak er too when
tha git back then I expect
we will mov som wher thou
tha is onserten som of the
officers that is hear thinks
thar is a good chans fer us to
stay hear all summer thou
I don't now that tha now
any thing about it than
any one els fer tha ner now
one els gits any noos I beleav
tha I hav told you all the
noos tha I can think ove I want
you to rit and let me now the
noos fer I hant heard nothing
from home fir fiv weeks and I
hav rote hom once a weak
evr since I left home and I hav
rote to Crocket and M Gurda
and hav had now ancer and I
hant had now leter from hom
for five weeks and I am oneasy
about them rite and don't
put it of sou now mor at
present but remains a
P T Puntenney
To Wm. Gily
Direct your leter to
Victsburg missipia
Fouth Cavlry Iowa
Volutears Compny C
Rite and don't
put it of

P T Punteney


Daniel R. Minnich
in his civil war uniform
future son-in-law of P. T. Puntenney

Daniel R. Minnich
after the war

Rhoda Puntenney
near the time of the war

Daniel R. & Rhoda (Puntenney) Minnich
Wedding Photo


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