Working at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History affords me the opportunity to search through many obscure collections for interesting material. I found the following letter in a grouping that was simply labeled, “Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection:”
A Letter to Mrs. Chester Rockwell from her Nephew:
Comp. A, 12th Miss. Regt.
Camp Near Orange Court House, Va.
My Dear Aunt Carrie,
I have written to you twice or three times since I was at your house and enjoyed myself
Civil War Map of the town of Orange Court House, Virginia (www.censusfinder.com/mapvirginia.htm)
so well with you and Uncle Rockwell but have never received a letter from you up to this time and I now write you again and hope to hear from you soon.
Aunt, it was a great shock to me when I heard of poor Aunt Hellen and Cousin Sue Lee’s death…
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