L249 - 28th Mass Soldier's Letter

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L249 - 28th Mass Soldier's Letter

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A two-page letter written in black ink from Camp Oliver in New Bern, N.C. 12 February 1863 from N. O. Adams to his cousin. This is a very moving account of the young soldier's visit to see a dying friend. He obtained "a pass from my Captain today and went up to co "F"s quarters 51st Regt to see Mr. Richards. They had dinner together and Richards explained that all his belongings had been packed to send home. He spoke with the Lieutenant Peak and "he said everything was done for him they could to make him comfortable-he was not sensible much of the time." He writes that "he said nothing about dieing [sic] to anyone. He closes with a fervent wish that the war will soon be over, implores his cousin Sam to write often and sends his love to all the folks.This is a most compelling letter in very fine condition.
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