Category Archives: Correspondence

Correspondence

Ashby’s Gap, Va June 23rd/63 Dear Sister, I owe you a letter and as Mr. Cone leaves for home I will write that you may know something of our whereabouts. We have done some hard marching since we left Fredericksburg. … Continue reading

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Shenandoah Va June 21st/63 Dearest One, I received a precious letter from you yesterday, which was mailed 4th inst. We are now eighty five miles from Culpepper where my last letter was written. The weather was intencely hot, as hot … Continue reading

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Culpepper County Va June 14th 1863 Dearest One, This is the Sabbath and my day to write you a letter, but have none of yours to answer, have not received one from you in many days. Have no news now, … Continue reading

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Culpepper, C.H. Va June 7th 1863 Dearest Mollie, Our army is now on the moove for some place unknown to me. After we left our old position the Yanks crossed over to try and get us to come back but … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg Va May 31st 1863 Dearest One, This sabbath I proceed to answer your verry loveing letter dated 13th inst. which came to my hands on wednesday last. The greatest privilege enjoyed by me is reading one of your verry … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg Va April 20th /63 Dear Mollie Once more the privilige is granted me of writing to my darling wife who always has the upermost seat in my heart. This leaves me in fine health, together with a majority of … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg Va April 5th /63 Dearest One, After waiting several days for a letter from you, so that I would know what to write, and getting none, and as this is sunday I will proceed to write but have not … Continue reading

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To shift for himself with one arm

Pettus Guards Private John McDonald wrote home on April 4, 1863, according to Jess N. McLean’s Official Records. “….well Susan, since I began this letter, one of our company has been discharged. David Malone is the man. “He lost his … Continue reading

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