A lucky Tampa man has been bequeathed a collection of Civil War letters, written by several Union soldiers to a female relative in Pennsylvania. The excerpts published in this article give a good taste of the soldier’s mindset, and appear to cover many of the biggest events of the war. The owner indicates that his first step will be reading them all. I hope his second involves preparing them for publication!
Well Mary, we got good news this morning that the rebel General Johnston has surrendered to Sherman. If this story is true, we will soon get home. I think the last battle has been fought. I don’t want to hear another cannon fired.