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Letter fragment to Mildred C. Stanard, 1863

Letter fragment to Mildred C. Stanard, 1863
Letter fragment to Mildred C. Stanard, 1863
Letter regards family matters and daily life.


  • 1863


From the File: 8 items (Folder 1)

Transcription of my favorites, give her my love. Champe so you ever hear from Mr. G now. Poor fellow! I expect he is dying out in N.C. by degrees with the [blues]. Let me hear something from him in your next. You know how I love him. Who are you engaged to at present? I fear you are gaining yourself the name of flirt. I hope not tho. I suppose it is because you have so many extravagant admirers, and not wishing to get married you are necessarily compelled to send some up the spout. I am really glad you are not like most of the girls at present, crazy to get married, for I should hate like all the world to give you up. You recollect I dreampt last summer that you were married and how I told you it distressed me. As my prospects for being a married man are exceedingly doubtful, I think I shall have to consent to the proposition you made some time ago that we should both remain single. Do you not remember it? You say you believe Victoria Is really going to write her fate with Capt. Hardy’s. I am sorry for it myself for I never fancied him much. Hasn’t she had better offers? She certainly is a changeable girl. Does Uncle E like the “Capt” or is he opposed to the match? I suppose they are daily looking for Mary from Baltimore. I guess she will have lots to tell. How I would like to be at home to hear her & Sister Mollie talk. If Bob & M. have arrived tell them I will write them both soon. Did Sister go down to R. as she expected or did the Yankees raid frighten her out of the notion? Champe in several of my letters from home they have mentioned Gen. Pizzini’s[?] name. Who is he? I have never seen anything about him in the newspapers. You say the young man who took my bundle & letters home did not call. I did not expect he would, as he is very bashful. He is a very good boy, but one of the ugliest boys you ever saw. He does not intend returning here. Resigned to enter the army. Well dear Sister I I have written you quite a long letter so must stop and mail it. You must excuse all mistakes and bad writing. The boys are discussing the probability of the Corps being ordered out (although rumors circulated here in barracks) etc. and making so much fuss that I scarcely know what I am writing. And now I must bid you adieu. With love to all the family and hoping to have the exquisite pleasure of reading one of your usual interesting letters again soon.
I am as ever
Yr aft Br

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