Special Collectionsa unit of
Generous donations of
Dorothea Little Vanderslice Fenwick
Edward Gulager Fenwick, Jr.
of Arlington, Va.
Original and published Civil War sketches by Charles Gulager
20 letters, largely from John Newton Smith to family members
Head quarters Lee Calvary Brigade
Essex Co. Va. Feby 1st 1863
As I have written Pa I will enclose a note to you. I ate
The apples you sent me last nite they were delecious (such
as we have to pay 25 cts a piece for here). I also received the
clothes you sent me they were very acceptable indeed altho I
did not need them much. Can't you make a cap. I am sure
if you could see me going about here bare headed you would
make me one. Any sort of a one will do if it is like my old
long red cap it will do make one with several different
colours in it don't put a face to it if you should make
one out of worsted looks very pretty and flat on top. Take
care of my trunk of clothes, don't let the moths ruin them. Write
me when Pa writes me and let me know how you all are.
Your affectionate Brother
Burn this as soon
|The Fenwicks visited Special Collections at University Libraries July 18, 2000.|
Edward G. Fenwick and Gail McMillan review the Web site for the Fenwick Collection.
Dorothea Vanderslice Fenwick reviews the Civil War letters that had been in her family for generations.
David Brugh, D.V. Fenwick, E.G. Fenwick, Dean Hitchingham