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Huff - Hylton families

Papers, 1803-14, 1858-82, 1975, n.d., Ms1998-001


Letter from L.D. Hylton in "Camp near Pettersburg" to his wife, B.E. Hylton.

Camp near Pettersburg

Dinwiddie Co. Va

Dec the 28th 1862

Dear Wife

I seat myself this evening to write you a few lines to let you know that I am well. Hoping these few lines will fine you enjoying good health. I have nothing of interest to write at present we are stationed 3 miles South of Pettersburg. I can't tell how long we will stay here. There is kno call for us any where as I know of at present. There is some talk in camp that we will take up winter quarters here but I don't know whether it is so or not. As to my part I would tather stay here is we hav to stay anywhere and not be running about. See much I hop and trust that this horiible war will be brought to an end before long. I am gitting tired of it. I would like to git home once more to stay there. Aint any use of trying to git out to stay out of service so that a boddy just as well stay in sevice one place as an other. I have got my likeness taken. I will send it to you the first chance that I git so that I think it will be sent safe. I would send it by male but I am afraid it will git lost. If I can send it safe I want you to be carefull and not git it injured. Anyway I all so want to know whether you want any paper. If you want any write to me if you can't git any in Floyd and I will buy some and send it to you if I can get the chance. I want you to write to me for I have not received but two letters since we came out of Kentucky. If you have written any more than two I hav not received them. I all so want to know where I. S. Hylton is. He was discharged from the hospittle to report to camp and he went home. I write him a letter about it. I herd he started to camp since that and has not come to camp so I want to know where he is. Give my love to A. J. Jones and tell him to write to me and to R. H. Hylton and tell him to write to me. No more at present remains your true Husband untill deth.

Lt. L. D. Hylton

To B.E. Hylton

Direct to Pettersburg VA
Co D. 54 Regt Va Vols
Gen Colasten Bruggade


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