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Letter fragment to Katherine Snodgrass-Boyd, 1862 February

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Letter fragment to Katherine Snodgrass-Boyd, 1862 February
Letter fragment to Katherine Snodgrass-Boyd, 1862 February
Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Letter regards family matters, the death of a classmate, and the desire to have been at Jefferson Davis' inaguration.

Dates

  • 1862 February

Extent

From the File: 9 items

Transcription

Ma said you were very homesick. You should get over that. The time will soon pass away and you will be home again. The boys are having a splendid time in Martinsburg. Miss Lottie and Miss Pink Bolten are up. Jack H. and Miss Lottie are engaged cousin Fannie says. Tom Harrison is now at home he is a Lieutenant. We had splendid fire works here the night of the 22nd. I never saw such beautiful ones in my life. I am certainly sorry to hear of my class - mates death. I think it cannot be so. His death was certainly tragical. He was staying at a friends house, lying on a sofa, when the husband and wife came in, and the later remarked, “Oh, is he not handsome and bent over and kissed him. Her husband immediately shot him. However this may be I intend to address a letter to him. 18th Miss. Regt. Co. K. Leesburg Va. Ma complains of me not writing long letters, the same she says of you. So you better write long letters in future. I nevefr can think of anthing to write. I wish the Cadets could have gone to Richmond the 22nd. I should have liked much to have been present at the inauguration of our first President. Well Kate I have no time to spare tonight - so goodbye-
Love to all - your aff. Brother -
John B. Snodgrass

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