1865

  • 31 January 1865 = Neal Alden, Pidgeon’s Residence (near Salem, IA); to Lot Abraham, with regiment in Mississippi. Neal is teaching school near Salem, Henry County, IA.
  • 8 February 1865 = Neal Alden, Pidgeon’s Residence (near Salem, IA); to Lot Abraham, with regiment in Mississippi. Neal mentions the marriage of Lot’s brother, John Abraham.
  • 19 February 1865 = Neal Alden, Pidgeon’s Residence (near Salem, IA; to Lot Abraham, with regiment in Mississippi.
  • 24 February 1865 = Neal Alden, Salem, IA; to Lot Abraham with regiment. Neal has finished school and is about to return to Mt. Pleasant, IA.
  • 1 March 1865 = Neal Alden, Mt. Pleasant, IA; to Lot Abraham with regiment. This is a partial letter.
  • 12 March 1865 = Neal Alden, Mt. Pleasant, IA; to Lot Abraham with regiment. Neal thinks of teaching school at Salem, IA again.
  • 12 April 1865 = Neal Alden, Pidgeon’s Residence (near Salem, Henry County, IA); to Lot Abraham with regiment. Neal is teaching school again. She refers to this as her “Seventh School.”
  • 23 April 1865 = Neal Alden, Pidgeon’s Residence (near Salem, Henry County, IA); to Lot Abraham with regiment. Neal is teaching school. Mentions the death of President Lincoln.
  • 5 May 1865 = Neal Alden, Pidgeon’s Residence (near Salem, Henry County, IA); to Lot Abraham with regiment. Neal is teaching school.
  • 28 May 1865 = Neal Alden, Pidgeon’s Residence (near Salem, IA); to Lot Abraham, Macon, GA. Neal is still teaching school.
  • 31 May 1865 = Neal Alden, Pidgeon’s Residence (near Salem, IA); to Lot Abraham, Macon, GA. Neal is still teaching school.
  • 16 June 1865 = Neal Alden, Pidgeon’s Residence (near Salem, IA) to Lot Abraham, in Georgia. Neal is nearing the end of her school near Salem, IA.
  • 27 June 1865 = Neal Alden, Mt. Pleasant, IA; to Lot Abraham in Georgia. Neal has closed her school and relocated to Mt. Pleasant, IA.
  • 4 July 1865 = Neal Alden, Mt. Pleasant, IA; to Lot Abraham in Georgia. Neal misses some of 4th of July celebrations while nursing a dying woman.
  • 9 July 1865 = Neal Alden, Mt. Pleasant, IA; to Lot Abraham in Georgia. Neal is still nursing dying woman.
  • 22 July 1865 = Neal Alden, Jones’ Residence, Salem, IA; to Lot Abraham in Georgia. Neal is visiting relatives and friends on “Salem Prairie.”
  • 27 July 1865 ] Neal Alden, Mt. Pleasant, IA; to Lot Abraham in Columbus, GA. Neal reminisces on the anniversary of their first meeting.
  • 6 August 1865 = Neal Alden, Beery’s Residence (near Mt. Pleasant, IA); to Lot Abraham in Columbus, GA.
  • 13 August 1865 = Neal Alden, Mt. Pleasant, IA; to Lot Abraham in Columbus, GA.
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