Eldridge, William (fl. 1855-1861) to George Eldridge
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.048 Author/Creator: Eldridge, William (fl. 1855-1861) Place Written: Camp Letcher, Fairfax County, [Va.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 August 1861 Pagination: 3 p. ; 25 x 20 cm. Order a Copy
Regarding: Hardships and suffering of military life, poor mail delivery as he does not receive letters sent from home very often and vice versa, and an anecdote about a young boy originally a Yankee [from New Jersey] who joined the regiment after the Battle of Manassas. Also, expresses belief that he will be home by Christmas.
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