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5th Virginia Cavalry - Captured at Aldie & Yellow Tavern

Item CON-7754
October 23, 1864 Fontaine C. Boston
Price: $425.00


1 page, original Confederate Prisoner of War letter written in period ink and war dated.

Fort Delaware
October 23rd, 1864

My Dear Cousin,

Your welcome letter of the 4th was received only yesterday, and as I have nothing to write that will interest you, will at least be prompt to respond. Many, many thanks my dear cousin for the kind propositions set forth in your letters, but do not know whether I will be permitted to receive the books. A gentleman in Alexandria has kindly furnished me with money and I suppose will continue to do so. Though should I need more, and ascertain that I will be allowed to receive the books will not hesitate to call upon you and will write to you again. I was very glad to hear from our friend Captain Sessions. He was very kind and attentive to me when sick at the Island (last winter) and I esteem him a nice gentleman. When you write again, please present my kind regards to him. We’ve had but one letter from brother R. since my long incarceration and can’t imagine why it is. A Lieutenant of our regiment recently captured informs one that he has narrowly escaped capture on several occasions and says he has had three horses shot under him. I am most anxious to hear from him since the last engagement. And do hope he may ever be so fortunate. Please excuse my poor letter. Present my kind regards to all and believe me as ever,

Your attached cousin,

F. C. Boston