Tuesday, March 10, 1863
Nathaniel Caverly Jr. wrote a letter home to his father from Newport News, thanking him for the letter he received the previous day. He was very glad to hear that all was well at home and he reassured his family that he was "well and h[e]arty." He asked how the town meeting was going, and thanked his father for all the things he sent from home. "I got the things and money and thank you for them and if we are ever paid off I will repay you." He closed his letter with "write soon and give my love to all."1
1Alan C. Phillips, Soldiers in My Family: Caverlys and Murrays 1754-1865. (DePere, Wisconsin: A.C. Phillips, 1993.), 88-89.