|Envelope addressed to the father of Charles Greenleaf, a lieutenant in the 5th New York Cavalry.|
|Charles Greenleaf did not survive the war.|
(Photo: Connecticut State Library)
The Adams Express Co., which Greenleaf entrusted with his hard-earned money, also handled and shipped more precious cargo during the war: bodies of soldiers. Although not the norm, the company shipped the body of Union General Nathaniel Lyon, who had been killed at the Battle of Wilson Creek, back to Connecticut from Missouri for free.