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Sunday, June 18, 1865

We will be leaving the fair and traveling to South Bend to collect our children from school. From there we will travel to Lancaster. I plan to headquarter my new command at St Louis, Missouri and unite my family there. … Continue reading

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Saturday, June 17, 1865

Chicago, Illinois The One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Illinois Regiment marched into the Chicago from Camp Douglas. They were greeted by members of the Eighty-sixth Illinois Regiment lining the streets to cheer them home. The soldiers, friends and families filled the … Continue reading

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Friday, June 16, 1865

Chicago, Illinois The One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Illinois Regiment arrived on Thursday morning, and went directly to Camp Douglas without coming into the city. They have been invited by the Executive Committee to visit the different departments of the fair. … Continue reading

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Thursday, June 15, 1865

Chicago, Illinois Chicago is a rapidly growing city. The railroads go west from Chicago. The transcontinental route through Nebraska is to meet the track being laid from California to the east. This magnificent achievement will truly unite California with the … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 14, 1865

Chicago, Illinois The last Sanitary Fair in Chicago raised $100,000 for the Sanitary Commission and this fair is expected to raise twice as much. I am told it is many times larger. Each state in the Northwest has its own … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 13, 1865

Chicago, Illinois President Lincoln had committed to giving the opening address at the NorthWest Sanitary Fair but the most unfortunate tragedy has intervened. In his place the address was given by Governor Oglesby of Illinois. The Governor called for the … Continue reading

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Monday, June 12, 1865

Chicago, Illinois The Sanitary Commission is holding a fair to support the return of the troops from the war and I have come with my family to support the cause. Local communities participate in fund raising and other activities in … Continue reading

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