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THE PHOTOS
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Frances M. Austin
Gravestone
& Obituary
Charles H. Austin
Gravestone
& Obituary
Thomas Huntley
Gravestone
& Obituary

Sunset Hill
Cemetery
Julius F. Bennett
Gravestone
Fannie Austin
Photos Page

THE LETTERS
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October 1859 - September 1864
Background
THE LETTERS
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October 1864 - May 1865


*OCTOBER 12, 1859*
( Bromly Common, England )
Grandmother Jane Huntley
Letter

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*APRIL 7, 1862*
( Sissinghurst, England )
Cousin Matilda Dann
Letter

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*APRIL 7, 1862*
( Fort Lyon, Virginia )
Private Thomas Huntley Letter
Company F
26th New York Infantry

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*JANUARY 18, 1864*
( London, England )
Aunt F. Dann Letter

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*JUNE 8, 1864*
( near Richmond, Virginia )
Private Charles H. Austin Letter
Company E
14th New York Heavy Artillery

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*JUNE 18,1864*
( near Petersburg, Virginia )
Private Charles H. Austin Letter
Company E
14th New York Heavy Artillery

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*SEPTEMBER 10, 1864*
( near Weldon railroad, Virginia )
Private Alfred A. Saunders Letter
Company K
14th New York Heavy Artillery


Fannie Austin was a 19th Century English immigrant to America who was thrust into the heart of the War Between the States. She was a wife, sister, niece, and friend of Civil War soldiers and their families. During the course of the Civil War she received letters from these loved ones and she kept them ALL. Though she lived on 60 more years following the end of the War, her gravestone epitath simply reads "SOLDIER'S WIDOW". Her letters, meanwhile, were left behind and lost for 50 more years.

In 1974, during a remodeling project to a home located in the village of Clinton,Oneida County, New York, some wallboards were removed. It was at that moment that the Civil War Letters of Fannie Austin were miraculously recovered. They had apparently been stored in the attic and had accidentally fallen from their shelf behind the wallboards to the ground level.


*OCTOBER 12, 1864*
( Danville, Virginia )
Private Charles H. Austin Letter
Company E
14th New York Heavy Artillery

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*NOVEMBER 23, 1864*
( Vernon, New York )
Fannie Austin
Letter

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*FEBRUARY 23, 1865*
( Annapolis, Maryland )
Private Charles H. Austin Letter
Company E
14th New York Heavy Artillery

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*MARCH 06, 1865*
( Annapolis, Maryland )
Private Charles H. Austin Letter
Company E
14th New York Heavy Artillery

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*MARCH 16, 1865*
( Dupage County, Illinois )
Carrie Padgham Letter

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*MAY 29, 1865*
Camp Sprague
Private Alfred A. Saunders Letter
Company K
14th New York Heavy Artillery
THE LINKS
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New York State
and the
Civil War
New York
Civil War Regiments
Online
Civil War Rosters
New York
Oneida County
New York
GenWeb


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to
Richard W. Raney
to provide feedback or make inquiries concerning the information provided on this website.

Please also let me know if you are in possession of any Civil War Letters or other historical documents that you would like placed on the internet. 


Thanks goes
to
Ronald Lee
for providing The Civil War Letters of Fannie Austin for display on the internet.

Please direct all inquiries concerning viewing or republication of these letters to him. 


Thanks also goes
to
Robert Tegart
for assistance with the transcription and research of these letters.

Please direct all inquiries concerning other Civil War veterans of Kirkland Township, Oneida County, New York to him. 


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