The Civil War: Old Letter From Yankee Tells Tall Tale

Well-spoken, humorous Yankee describes one incident to his beloved wife in a treasured old letter.

| Good Old Days

Enclosed please find an old letter from my great-grandfather written to my great-grandmother. He was a well-spoken Yankee soldier in the Civil War from 1862 to 1865.

Pulaski, Tenn.  

December 17, 1863 

Sarah E. Brewer  

Dear Companion, 

Again I am proud of the privilege to write to a bosom friend. This morning is a cold one: the ground is froze very hard, but the master planet (the Sun) is rising as usual in the Eastern horizon, so perhaps by noon the present cold will be more submissive. Yesterday was a very raw day. 

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