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Author

Thomas D. Christie
William G. Christie
Alexander S. Christie
Location

Ft. Snelling, Minnesota
Corinth, Mississippi
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Atlanta, Georgia
Date

July – December, 1861
July – December, 1862
January – June, 1863
July – December, 1863
January – June, 1864
July – December, 1864
January – June, 1865

Civil War Letters of the Christie Family
CHRISTIE HOME

July — December, 1862

Date: July 4 – 7, 1862
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Location: Corinth, Mississippi
Addressee: James C. Christie
Description: Thomas reports on celebrations for Independence Day. He also provides details about the artillery used by the Battery.
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Date: July 10, 1862
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Location: Corinth, Mississippi
Addressee: Alexander S. Christie
Description: General news from camp. Thomas mentions a possible visit by Minnesota Governor Alexander Ramsey.
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Date: July 16, 1862
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Location: Corinth, Mississippi
Addressee: Sarah J. Christie
Description: Activity in camp. Thomas contrasts the health and hygiene of the First Minnesota Light artillery with that of Wisconsin infantry units camped nearby.
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Date: July 19, 1862
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Location: Corinth, Mississippi
Addressee: Alexander S. Christie
Description: A general description of camp life. Thomas also describes young Southern women, and recounts a strong storm in the area.
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Date: September 2, 1862
Author Thomas D. Christie
Location: Corinth, Mississippi
Addressee: Alexander S. Christie
Description: Thomas writes about news from the battle at Bull Run. He also describes Union Generals Ord and Rawlins.
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Date: September 8, 1862
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Location: Corinth, Mississippi
Addressee: Sarah J. Christie
Description: This letter explains the process of foraging for food around camp, and also mentions the mobilization of the troops for maneuvers in the Iuka area. Thomas also provides advice to his sister on studying.
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Date: September 21, 1862
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Location: Corinth, Mississippi
Addressee: Sarah J. Christie
Description: Thomas describes the maneuvers that took the soldiers through Iuka, Glendale, and Burnsville.
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Date: September 25, 1862
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Location: Corinth, Mississippi
Addressee: James C. Christie
Description: Thomas mentions talk of using Union soldiers in the Sioux uprising in Minnesota. He also transcribes a commendation regarding the Battery's conduct in Iuka.
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Date: October 18, 1862
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Location: Corinth, Mississippi
Addressee: James C. Christie
Description: Thomas describes the battle of Corinth, and details the tasks of the artillery during battle.
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Date: October 27, 1862
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Location: Corinth, Mississippi
Addressee: James C. Christie
Description: Thomas complains of the unusually cold weather and describes the unit's impending reassignment.
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Date: October 28, 1862
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Location: Corinth, Mississippi
Addressee: Sarah J. Christie
Description: This letter describes a particularly exciting session of artillery shooting.
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Date: November 1, 1862
Author: William G. Christie
Location: Corinth, Mississippi
Addressee: Alexander S. Christie
Description: William gives a basic description of the encampment at Corinth.
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