December 14, 1861
To: Sarah Keith
From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Camp Hamilton, VA
Surprised to learn that the Seely Boys and Charley Long had taken such a course when there is so much at stake. Galesburg hasn’t been very patriotic as far as his friends and schoolmates are concerned [apparently they are shirking military service.] Two fellow soldiers fell asleep while on duty and will be shot in a few days.
This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters blog and can be read here.