Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Boisen, Elizabeth Louisa Matelda Wylie (Lou) (1839 - 1930); Wylie, Rebecca Dennis (1812 - 1913); Wylie Family -- Correspondence; Women -- Indiana -- Monroe County
Louisa writes of prayer meetings, excitement about the draft. Lists men who are joining the effort, including the Hoosier Grays, and uses the term "secesh" for Rebel sympathizers. Describes witnessing a lunar rainbow.
Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Wylie, Jane Melheme (Jen) (1836 - 1865); Wylie Family -- Correspondence; Women -- Indiana -- Monroe County
Jane expresses frustration with letters unanswered, the war, and the longing for peace. She relays witnessing marching soldiers and discusses the Presbyterian and Episcopal churches, incl. Professor Ballentine. Uses the word "secesh" when speaking...