Sunday, January 25, 1863
Nathaniel Caverly Jr. wrote a letter home to his father, beginning with "I thought that as it is Sunday and I have not much to do today that I would write a few line[s] to you to let you know that I was well and h[e]arty and contended." Nathaniel asked his mother to send a vest, " a good heavy one to button" and a pair of warm socks. He closed the letter with "Write soon."1
1Alan C. Phillips, Soldiers in My Family: Caverlys and Murrays 1754-1865. (DePere, Wisconsin: A.C. Phillips, 1993.), 84-86.