30 April 1865

Provost Guard Headquarters Second Corps Near Burkesville Junction, Va. Sunday, April 30th 1865 Dear Mother, Your most welcome letter of the 16th and 22nd inst. inclusive, was gladly received on Friday last and I take the present opportunity to write you a few lines in answer to the same. There is not much news of…

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25 April 1865

Provost Guard Headquarters 2nd Corps Near Burkesville Junction, Va. April 25th 1865 Dear Louis, Agreeably to my promise made on my last letter to yourself, I take the present opportunity to write you a few lines in reply to your letters of the 22nd ult., and the 5th inst. ¬†We are having some splendid weather…

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4 March 1865

Headquarters 2nd Corps Near Hatcher’s Run, Va. Two o’clock A.M., Saturday, March 4th 1865 Dear Mother, I take this opportunity to write you a few lines in reply to your most welcome letter, the date of which I cannot now remember. They are in the pocket of one of my blouses and S[am] E. B[laisdell]…

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7 September 1864

Headquarters 2nd Corps Near Petersburg, Va. September 7th 1864 Dear Sister, Your welcome letter of the 1st September was received last evening and I improve the first opportunity to reply. There is nothing of particular interest in progress here except a railroad which is being laid down between the City Point Railroad and the Weldon…

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10 August 1864

Headquarters 2nd Corps in the Field Near Petersburg, Va. August 10th 1864 Dear Sister, After waiting some time for a better opportunity, I have finally despairing of finding it, taken this to write you a few lines in reply to yours of the 28th July. The situation remain unchanged. The troops are all in the…

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21 July 1864

Provost Guard Headquarters 2nd Corps In the Field near Petersburg, Va. July 21st 1864 Dear Sister Louisa, I have been neglecting for three or [four] days past to write while I knew all the time it was wrong — not that any length of time has elapsed since I wrote home, but for the reason…

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14 July 1864

Headquarters 2nd Corps in the Field Near Petersburg, Va. July 14th 1864 Dear Mother, Your letter of the 4th, 5th, & 6th and Louisa’s of the latter date were received on Sunday evening last and I take the present opportunity to write a few lines in reply though it is doubtful if you get it…

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