Monday, February 28, 2011

1862 July 25 Letter to Sarah Blain (3705) from William Chandler (3562)

Letter written in ink on one side of a folded sheet, dated July 25th. It is nearly identical to another letter written weeks later by WC (3562) to SB (3705), and can be dated 1862. From William Chandler (3562) to Sarah Blain (3705). Paper had printed eagle and flag in upper left corner, and printed verse as follows:

Raise our starry banner high,
Spread its folds against the sky,
‘Neath it let us fight or die
Our Union to preserve.

May it long triumphant wave,
Symbol of the free and brave.
And every traitor find a grave,
Who would from duty swerve.

July 25th
Dear Sarah (3705),

We are all well and getting along well enough. We have not had a line from you yet. Write and let us know how you are getting along.

William Chandler (3652)

If you need more money, let me know.


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