1861 Letters

December 14, 1861 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.

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.


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