Ransom E. Hawley Letters

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Letter from Ransom E. Hawley
to Ransom and Sarah M. Hawley

February 24, 1862

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                              Crawfordsville Ind Feb 24th [1862] 

             Dear Parents
                                  I received Pass letter and
was very glad to hear from you.
Saturday was the glorious    22nd, we all met in
the chapel Prof Cambell made a few remarks, Cpt Caven
of the 11th, made a short speech and some of the other
students made speeches, we sang the Star Spangled
Banner and adjourned.  Cpt Caven is a member of the
present Juniors Class; we received the sad news last week
of the death of one of his classmates [at?] Adams.
  He was Adjutant of the 18th, Ill we were all afraid that
we would  hear of his being killed in the late battle as every officer
in that regiment was killed, so I was informed.
Putnamville is ahead of this town in sending hospital
stores they sent one box to the wounded at Ft Donaldson
and had to come to the students for money to pay expresage
It is not of much use for me to send you my marks as the
Faculty will at the end of the term.
I do not want want any money before next week and then it will be
for board. Well , I suppose that we have a President
Dr Tuttle of New Jersey came Saturday examined the buildings
preached yesterday morning and lectured;in the afternoonfrom these things and the
reports that we   have had,we think he is our President.
Do you know whether Sylvester Bishop was hurt in the battle?
                                                       Yours with much love
                                                                                    Ransom.

 

 

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