Thursday, November 29, 2012

1862 November 30 near Fredericksburg

 [camp near Fredericksburg]

Sunday 30th

My Dear Father

Night caught me last

night before I could finish it writing.

Mr. Bradly starts immediately so I can

write no more. The mail came

just now, but no letter for me from

home. Our cook is sick, & I

am cook to day. We bought a

turkey yesterday for 2 dollars

& I must devise some way of

cooking it. None of our

cooking utensils are large enough

except a camp boiler & it has

been suggested to boil it.

Farewell Dear Father

W. H. Perry, Jr.

[page 4]

There is nothing new this mor-

ning. Give my best love to Mother, George & all.

Does Lan’s health improve?

William H. Perry, Jr., of the Richmond Howitzers

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 7786-d

 

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