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157th New York Infantry - Captured at Gettysburg

Item LTR-8956
August 2, 1863 Erastus Jones
Price: $185.00


Original Civil War soldier's letter. 2 pages, written in period ink.

Brooks Station, Virginia
August 2nd 1863

Dear Brother,

I take the opportunity this morning to write you a few lines although I have no particular news to write. I am well as common and hope this will find you the same. We are in camp at about 10 miles from Fredericksburg. We are entrenching and building forts as I think that we shall stay here some time. It is very warm and dry. We haven’t had any rain in four weeks so you can imagine for yourself.

I had a letter from Father the other day and he said that you talked of coming down this summer. I would like to see you if I could and will if possible. Our folks are all well. Well what do you think about the war. Do you think that the war will close up this summer? I would like to have it for my part I have seen all that I want.

No more at present. Write as soon as you get this.


Erastus Jones

Company D, 157th Regiment
Washington DC