Connecticut Historical Society

Letters of Joseph O. Cross, 1864-1865
Letters from Joseph O. Cross, with the 29th Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers (Colored), to his wife Abby Jane Simons Cross of Griswold, Connecticut. He wrote about other men in his unit that came from Griswold and how they fared, he commented that his own health was generally good, and complained that he had not yet been paid. He expressed concern for his family as they were also short of cash and sent greetings to his extended family and friends in Griswold. There are only a few letters in which he mentions battles.