Methodist Minister Writes Daughter During the Civil War

A captain in the Union Army, the minister tells of long hours and little news of the fighting during the Civil War.

| Good Old Days

This letter, written during the Civil War, is from a fourth cousin of mine who was a Methodist minister, and was made a captain in the Union Army. He was later killed in action.

Camp Near Lexington, Kentucky  

Nov. 6, 1862 

Dear Daughter, 

I have been thinking for some time about answering your letter. It was received and contents noted in due time. 

I am in pretty good health. My throat is a little sore from cold and talking so much. 

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