Voice from the Past: Sending Valentines

Posted: 2/14/2012
Author: Laura June Davis
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Another Valentine's Day 1862 "Voice from the Past" to mark the holiday.
 

Friday, 14th

-- This is Valentine's Day and some of the boys are having a great time sending out valentines to the girls in this locality; others are sending valentines to their old home sweethearts.

- Diary of Alexander G. Downing, February, 1862 -
 

 
Source:  Downing, Alexander G., "Diary of Alexander G. Downing, February, 1862," in Downing's Civil War Diary (Des Moines: Iowa State Department of History and Archives, 1916).

Image Credit: Library of Congress.
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