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150 Years Ago Today

21st My 1865
In Camp at Alexandria Va
My Dear Father
your Kind and Ever Welcome Misive of Apr the 11th Was Recived yester day and Perused With the Greatest of Pleasure I Wrote A few lines to you on the 16th and Wil therefore Write but little at this time Not because I have Not the Wil to Write but from the Want of time time is A thing of Which for the Past Nighn Months We have had but verey Little of Which We Could dispose of as our own and Now all is preperation for the Great Review of Wednesday for the past thre days and Nights it has rained Without Intermission and it is yet A raining yester day I Re Joined My Regt the Corps Arived here the Evening of the 19th tired faded and Worn out With harde fare and harder Marching having Made A hundred and sixty Miles iin les than Eight Days the Men had only took Coffee And shuger during the March since the First day of May sherman Armey has Marched seven Hundred Miles that is from May 1st to May the 19th and in the Immediate time We lay stil one day at the Roanoack River one day at Petersburg City and thre Days at Manchester oposite the City of Richmond Clinton is tolerbly sick at this time but Wil soon I thinck be all rite Again tomorrow We Cros the Potomac and Camp on Arleington Hights it Wil be a Muddy March of ten Miles sheriden and his Caverlay yester day left here for Texas and Wil Not be on the review as heretofore Announced I belive that it Wil Not be Menay Months before We Wil be at home an order to day from the War department stops the Pay of All volunteer officers after June 15th and you May bet high they don’t stay long there after and fifty thousand of the quarter Masters hands are ordered to be Discharged at once and all unemploied volunteer staf and Field oficers are to be Mustered out at once I Was Glad to hear that Mary hat Got A home at last and to hear that she Was Wel also to here that all Was so Wel at home to What you have been and trust this May find you all stil Improveing and so there has been A fresh Influx of Krones from the old Keystone state how is it that of all the Numerous Krones in the East Not one Ever Enlisted to Aid in the Preservation of his Countries Liberties and Now It loocks verey much to My self as though scorned at home for their lack of Love for Countrey they have Emigrated to other Parts there are other Items that suggest themselves but I shal Not Name them only to say that they Do Not in the least Impeach Integrity and Honesty you have Not recived Near all the letters that Clinton and My self have Writen from Beaufort and Pocotaligo and Goldsboro and Raleigh the Envelopes are Recived all rite but the Color is Not the Kind I Wished but stil all rite and so Mis Stickel is the Teacher of your summer school Wel she has I thinck had sufficient oportunities to be an able Teacher but I have to Close My health is Exelent at this time Pardon Extreme haste bad Writing and spelling I have Written this on My Knee I remain as Ever your Afecionate son… 8 more words

Fall Leaves

Today in the Chicago area the temperature is not going to get above 60 when yesterday it was almost 80. So in that spirit, I have this picture from last fall… 97 more words


Police Investigating Hit-And-Run Into A Fire Hydrant In Arlington Heights

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (CBSLA.com) — Police Wednesday were investigating a hit-and-run in Arlington Heights.

A vehicle struck a fire hydrant around 3:30 a.m. on Venice Boulevard near Arlington Avenue, according to police. 25 more words


Goose Recovering After Attack Near Arlington Heights

CHICAGO (CBS) — A male goose was recovering nicely at a west suburban wildlife center, after reportedly being beaten by teenagers in the Arlington Heights area. 171 more words


I will be hosting an open house along with a loan officer from Prospect Mortgage! This means you have a REALTOR and a loan officer at your disposal for questions or consultation. 131 more words


Tips and tricks for better nutrition

At Midwest Chiropractic, we like to motivate our patients to live healthier lives. This means we often assess what they’re eating, how they’re eating and why they’re eating. 402 more words

Arlington Heights

Peggy Kinnane's

Peggy Kinnane’s is located at 8 North Vail Avenue, Arlington Heights Illinois. It’s an Irish pub easily accessible from the Arlington Heights Metra stop. Almost all of the structure of this Irish pub came directly from Ireland, like the stones come from County Clare. 64 more words