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Letter fragment to Louis C. Wise, 1864 July 28

Letter fragment to Louis C. Wise, 1864 July 28
Letter fragment to Louis C. Wise, 1864 July 28
Written from Orange County, Virginia by one of Jaqueline Beverly Stanard's sisters. Letter regards the death of her brother.


  • 1864 July 28


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“Berry Hill”
Orange Ct Ho
July 28th 1864

Cadet L.C. Wise
I scarcely know how to thank my dear young friend for his thoughtful kindness, & beautiful tribute to the memory of our dear one, now sleeping under the shadows of his own home! Tis true my dear friend no earthly consolation can be given to sooth entirely the heart sorrow we are all compelled to bear, but it is sweet & above all things comforting to hear his praises from those among whom he lately dwelled! Your name sounds like a household word- so often has it fallen from his dear lips. Indeed I feel as if I know all his roommates, & could call them Brothers. Most anxious were we to have them come and see us. We have received such evidence of their generous hearted tender thoughtfulness that we long to express in words our gratitude. I should have answered all their letters received with much pleasure, but yours is the first which bears a “Post Mark”. Will you not extend for us, to his friends, from whom we have received letters- “W. Overton Harris” “Jn S. Wise” “Ed”ward Harvie Smith Jr.” “E. Berkley” our sincere thanks & say to each that we would be most happy to return our gratitude in person, & to none would give such a warm welcome to our home & hearts, as the friends of our darling Brother! Now that you all have vacation we would be glad to have a visit from you, a sad but pleasant

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