Lloyd Willis Manning’s Civil War Letters

The following letters were written by Pvt. Manning during his service with the 13th Company (unattached) Massachusetts Artillery (a.k.a. Co. I, 3rd Mass. Heavy Artillery). This unit was used almost exclusively during the war as engineers -- primarily laying down pontoon bridges in Virginia in the final year and a half of the America Civil …

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14 January 1864

Springfield [Massachusetts] January 14th 1864 My Dear Lydia, I suppose you will imagine me in Boston or Readville tonight but I am in Springfield yet. The barracks in Readville are not done yet so we shall not go to Boston until next week Tuesday. Some of the company tell me that Mr. Howard telegraphed to …

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