This past week I was able to find much more information on the author of my letter, Charles Woods. I looked for records of him from the U.S. Census throughout his lifetime and was able to find out general information about him there. On GoogleBooks I found a record of his graduation from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He was a part of the 152nd Regiment of Pennsylvania during the Civil War, which was stationed at Fort Monroe in Virginia. There was not much information on him after the war, but I was able to find out he moved back to Danville and lived at his father’s house for a time, working as a salesman. As for the rest of my letter, the people, places and battles mentioned were not too hard to find.

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