Mr Fancy Cancel Civil War Soldier's Letter About General Lee About To Surrender For Sale
Mr Fancy Cancel CIVIL WAR SOLDIER'S LETTER ABOUT GENERAL LEE ABOUT TO SURRENDER
Dated April 8 1865 Lee Surrendered on April 9th 1865
Very Fine Two page soldier's letter to his wife datelined Berkshire Va April 8th 1865. Discussing family finances and the Confederate Generals surrendering - Lee to surrender soon. Comes with a type written transcriptshown below - this was written the day before Lee surrendered at Appomattox - IMHO a museum quality Civil War letter:
Berksville Va. April 8th 1865
My Dear Wife:
I had the pleasure to get your letter of the 31st net. & was truly glad to know you had received the money for the house. In relation to the investment of the money in stocks, I have nothing to say as I can have no opinion situated as I am, what would likely be best. Whatever you & the doctor Conclude is best will be perfectly satisfactory to me. I would advise you to keep enough for your comfort as at least for a while. Say invest 1000$ & keep the balance to live on. I think strange that Mr Holtzman did not mention about the Rent due. The Rent belonged to you up to the time the money was paid to Mr Holtzman. We left Camp on the 28th March at day Iight & have been marching day & night ever since through mud & rain getting but very little rest or sleep. This is the first opportunity I have had to write a word since we left. Eight thousand Prisoners came in here yesterday evening. Many Generals among them. Gen Ewell among them. The Confederacy is gone & we expect Genl Lee will surrender his whole Army in a very few days as Our Army is about surrounding the whole Army. We took 100 Wagons yesterday As we are now ordered to pack up. I must stop writing. I stand the tramp pretty well. I think we are making fort Weldon N.C.
I hope you are all well
Kiss all the children for me
your affectionate Husband
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