Charles Holbrook Prentiss (1830-1924), my fathers great uncle by marriage, wrote many letters home while serving in the 19th Michigan Volunteer Infantry between 1862 and 1865. These letters came to me from my father and I have transcribed them to make them more accessible. They provide a unique and interesting view of events during the war. Charlie wrote his letters to entertain and inform the readers at home. They make you think you are eavesdropping on a veterans recollections.
Nancy Jordan, a native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is retired in Fairfax, Virginia, with her husband, Douglas, after having lived in a number of places around the country. In addition to raising four daughters, she has been a librarian, school teacher, homemaker, youth leader, genealogist, and transcriber and now enjoys being a grandmother. The transcribing was a labor of love as well as an interesting experience, and she is happy to make the results available to others.