Letters & Diaries
Milton Crawford (1865)
Milton Crawford lived with his family in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Crawford, a farm laborer, enlisted as a private late in the war, in February 1864, at Chambersburg and served until the end of the war. Crawford had either died or left Franklin County by 1870, but many of his relatives remained.
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Crawford writes to his parents about life at Appomattox Station, Virginia, after the surrender of Confederate forces. He mentions the destitution of the local people in Virginia and the scarcity of postage stamps.