David, I have two letters from a Frank L. Randlett posted 2/1/1862-64 and 4/17/1862-64 from the USS New Ironsides stationed in the Charleston, SC harbor. He addressed them`Dear Uncle' when referring to my 2nd gr-grandfather. He also refers in one letter to his brother Lucian and `Aunt Mariah.'
I am hoping that you can shed some light on his mother's maiden name, since I do not have info on any sisters of my 2nd gr-grandfather.
Any guidance you could give would be greatly appreciated and of course if I can be of help, do not hesitate to ask.