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Winter 1864 No. 21

In the year of 1864, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; the war that had split her country continued.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Samuel, Everything I wrote concerning the disgrace known as “Hellmira” has come to pass.  “Hellmira” is now the...

Autumn 1864 No. 20

  In the year of 1864, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; the war that had split her country continued.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Samuel, I must record my thoughts on the prisoner of war camp, called Barracks #3, the Army...

Summer 1864 No. 19

  In the year of 1864, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; the war that had split her country continued.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Samuel, Today Elmira, our little town, safe in the woods of upstate New York was invaded. It...

Spring 1864 No. 18

  In the year of 1864, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; the war that had split her country continued.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Samuel, The holidays are behind us and once again, the entire town of Elmira looks forward to...

Winter 1863 No. 17

  In the year of 1863, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; her country was split by war.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Samuel,   I have written you several letters and have yet to receive one in return.  You have not...

Autumn 1863 No. 16

  In the year of 1863, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; her country was split by war.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.    Dear Samuel, How I wish I could be as Rip Van Winkle, who disturbed by the commotion, slept his way through...

Summer 1863 No. 15

  In the year of 1863, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; her country was split by war.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.    Dear Samuel, At what point does the suffering end?  Two days ago, our beloved mother passed.  Over the past several weeks,...

Spring 1863 No. 14

  In the year of 1863, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; her country was split by war.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.    Dear Samuel, I am in receipt of your letter informing mother and I of the death of our son and brother...

Winter 1862 No. 13

  In the year of 1862, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; her country was split by war.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.    Dear Brothers, You may recollect that as children you teased that I talked “just to hear my head rattle.”  That may...

Autumn 1862 No. 12

  In the year of 1862, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; her country was split by war.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.      Dear Brothers, My letter has been written, my condolences said, and I am stuck with no action to distract me...