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5th Virginia Cavalry - Captured at Aldie and Yellow Tavern, VA

Item CON-6495
November 29, 1864 Fontaine C. Boston
Price: $265.00

Description

Original Civil War Prisoner of War Confederate letter, 1 page written in period ink.

Fort Delaware
November 29th 1864

My dear Cousin,

Your welcome letter of the 17th I received a few days since, and in answering it, am sorry that I have nothing to write that will either entertain or amuse you. The fact is, there is a perfect death of news and you will therefore prepare yourself for a very poor letter.

The books you sent me I read with a great deal of pleasure and since you are so kind as to propose to send me others, I will ask that you send me a rough copy of Shakespeare. This you know will last me a long time. I liked the “Small House of Allington” more than the other and was highly amused at the unsophisticated youth, John Eame. The story though, seems unfinished I think. I suppose there will be a sequel some of these days.

I was pleased to hear that Capt. S. has been exchanged and I hope Col. Luse will soon be off. I visited Mrs. Kean’s in March and learned that William had had a furlough and left only a few days before I got here. He is in one of the companies of the Richmond howitzers, though I do not know by whom it is commanded. Do you know his sisters! I was surprised to find Nannie so entirely grown – and she is now a fine looking lady. No news from Brother and as I have filled the regulation page will close. My kind regards to all and believe me as ever, Your attached cousin, F. C. Boston


Miss Virginia J. Miller
248 F. Street
Washington
D.C.