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Letter to Mary Derby Stancell, 1862 May 27

Letter to Mary Derby Stancell, 1862 May 27
Letter to Mary Derby Stancell, 1862 May 27
Written from Benton, Alabama. Letter regards Charles A. Derby's election as Lieutenant Colonel of the 44th Alabama Infantry.


  • 1862 May 27


From the File: 9 items (Folder 3)


Benton, Ala. May 27th, 1862

Dear Sister:
I find myself very busy preparing for the war and have but two days to make the preparation. On the 16th inst. I was elected Lieut. Colonel of Kent’s Regiment. I was on duty las week. I expected to be a home at least a week, but learn that we are ordered to Corinth immediately. Our regiment is at Selma. We have another daughter. She was born on the 26th ult. and is a very fine looking child. I have hardly a moment to write more. Be so kind as to give the above information to the rest of the family. I must today make some provision for my family. I will write more when disengaged. I hear that Capt. Stancell is wounded. How is he? Write me soon. My love to all.
Yours affectionately,
Chas. A. Derby

Mrs. Mary E. Stancell
Margarettesville, N. C.

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