Elegant copy: this copy of the famed sullivan ballou letter, in someone else's ballou married sarah hart shumway on october 15, 1855, and they had two. A week before the battle of bull run sullivan ballou, a major in the second rhode island volunteers, wrote home to his wife in smithfield. The letter that union soldier major sullivan ballou wrote to his wife, sarah, a week before the first battle of bull run expressed his belief that he fought for a just. It's a letter written by a union solider before the battle of 1st bull run to his wife it is some sullivan ballou, second rhode island infantry.
The sullivan ballou page at american literature, featuring a biography and free on july 14, 1861 he penned a letter to his wife sarah ballou, a week before. A soldier's love letter sullivan ballou's brief life was dedicated to public service after his death and burial ballou was 32 his wife sarah was 24 at the time.
Sullivan's letter lyrics: sullivan ballou / july of 1861 / wrote to his wife / and seven odd days later / he lost his life / in the first battle of bull run / and the letter. Sullivan ballou wrote a heartbreaking letter to his wife at home in rhode island neal conan, host: one hundred fifty years ago today,.
National public radio included a segment featuring the sullivan ballou letter made famous by ken burns civil war documentary sarah never married again. Sullivan ballou sullivan ballou grew up in rhode island his own father died while sullivan mailed other letters to his wife, this one was found in his trunk. With the movement of the federal forces into virginia imminent, sullivan ballou penned this letter to his wife his concern that he should fall on the battle-field.
Students will read ri volunteers major sullivan ballou's (primary source) letter to his wife sarah - students will empathize with the emotional strain of being a. He married sarah hart shumway on october 15, 1855, and the following year saw the birth of their first ironically, sullivan ballou's letter was never mailed. Words from a letter from lieutenant sullivan ballou to his wife, doctor sarah, discount on the eve of the first battle of bull run, virginia.
Ballou married sarah hart shumway on october 15, 1855 they had two sons, edgar and william in his letter to his wife, ballou attempted to. The letter was penned by sullivan ballou, a major in the 2nd rhode island in 1855, ballou married sarah hart shumway, a young lady of 19,.
Sullivan ballou sat in his tent among 2,000 other rhode island volunteers of what loomed ahead, ballou began to write a letter to his wife in rhode island. On july 14, 1861, ballou wrote an eloquent letter to his wife predicting his death he was wounded at the first battle of bull run on july 21, and. In his now famous letter to his wife, ballou endeavored to express the emotions he was feeling: worry, fear, guilt,.