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

Letter from L.D. Hylton in "Camp on Black Water Virginia" to his wife Barbara Hylton.

Camp on Black Water Virginia

March the 12th 1863

Dear Wife,

I seat myself this morning to answer your kind letter which came to hand day before yesterday which gave me great pleasure to here that you were all well and to let you know that I am well at present hoping these few lines will fend you all enjoying good health I have no news of interest to write to you at present, only we are under marching orders We are ordered to Petersburg We will leave this morning or in the morning I can not tell you how long we will stay there Some think that we will stay there a while and then we will go to Fredricksburg or the Valley of Virginia, and some think that we will go back to the North West of Virginia As to my part, I think that we will go back to the North West of Fredricksburg I would like to come to the Northwest as it will be a heap healthy than it is down here and we can get better water than we can down here and get many other things that we can’t get down here. I wish to God that this war would come to an end. So as we all get to come home and enjoyu the great Blessing that once did enjoy But I can tell you that there will be some of the hardest fitghting done this Spring that ever has been done since the beginning Soon as the mud drys up, the Yankees is determine to strike one more blow at the Confederate States and that will be one of the bloodys struggles that ever has been made. the is some talk of a compromise but I am afraid that it will not avail any thing as there has been a grate deal of talk and nothing done yet I received the Sewing thread that you sent me So I will close by saying give my love to Peggy and Isaac Phleger and tell Isaac that I will answer his letter soon as I can Capt A Harman sends his best respects to you Tell G.S. Harman that Eli is well, so no more at present but remains your true husband untill deth Write soon and give all the news Direct to Petersburg Virginia Co D 54 Regt Va Vols

To B.E. Hylton

L.D. Hylton

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