Friday, June 17, 2011


Hello everyone,

Today (6-16-2011) the Missouri History Museum is launching a blog of the Civil War letters of James E. Love, an Irish immigrant who came to St. Louis in 1850. He enlisted to serve in the Civil War in 1861, and started writing letters home to his fiancee Eliza Mary "Molly" Wilson. We will be posting the text of each letter 150 years after it was originally written, covering the entire span of the war.

You can view the blog here:


There is an entry from April that explains more about James Love's life. The entry dated June 16th is the first letter.You can check this page to see when new letters are posted, or you can get updates on Twitter and Facebook.

I hope you enjoy it.

Molly Kodner
Associate Archivist
Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center
P.O. Box 11940
St. Louis, MO 63112-0040

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