Colby 115: Awaiting a Discharge
1863: Newton writes of his road to recovery & quest for a furlough …
Colby 114: Weak and Sick but Happy to be Home
1863: Finally, a letter arrives — brother Newton has made it back to New Hampshire!
Colby 106: Reassurances
Colby writes to tell his family it’s not all that bad …
Colby 100: Warm Weather
Enjoy it while it lasts, and send home for treats!
Colby 98: Quick Note
News from Newton!
Colby 91: Tea
A dipper of hot tea brings back memories of home …
Colby 90: Unpacking
1862: Now that the holiday boxes have finally arrived, the boys choose to look on the bright side…
Colby 89: Knife
Colby’s father sends him a knife in his holiday box, but will it get past Capt. Richardson?
Colby 88: “A Fine Drunk”
Tensions arise in camp as the holidays approach …
Colby 85: Mail
Postal privileges & caustic comments from the camp of the 39th MA:
Colby 81: Camp Desolation
The regiment prepares for Winter Quarters …
Colby 61: Mail
1862: News and views from the old NH home …
Colby 60: Marching Orders
Waiting for action …