Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Letters from the Front - Nathaniel Caverly Jr.

Friday, March 6, 1863

Nathaniel Caverly Jr. wrote a letter home to his father from Newport News, expressing concern that he had received only one letter from home which was written before they left Falmouth. Nathaniel mentioned that he had written four letters since arriving at Newport News. He stated that he wasn't sure if his family didn't receive his letters or he didn't receive their letters. He asked for postage stamps from home to send letters, as he couldn't get any more from camp.1

1Alan C. Phillips, Soldiers in My Family: Caverlys and Murrays 1754-1865. (DePere, Wisconsin: A.C. Phillips, 1993.), 87-88.

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