About the letters

These letters were written by Marquis Lafayette Holt (1845-1934), the son of Hiram Holt (1807-1894) and Rowena Breed (1809-1888). He wrote the letters to members of his family back home in Nelson, New Hampshire. His father, Hiram Holt, tried to enlist in the 16th New Hampshire but was rejected by the examining physician. The children … More About the letters