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Letter of Charles H. Russell to Ward Lamon, Feb 1864

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Hagerstown, Md
Feb 4 1864

Col. W.H. Lamon,
Dear Friend
My poor dear wife was buried yesterday. My mother's death is expected daily. She cannot linger long. l had thought my presence here would prolong my darling’s life for a year or two. Now, alas! alas! My poor, dear wife is dead.

I may enter the Army again in the spring, but as yet I cannot tell where I shall go, or what do. I am all a-drift & wander through darkness blindly.
When you see the president please tell him that there is our broken and grateful heart that thanks God that he placed the whole-hearted brave Abraham Lincoln in the presidential chair.

With many thanks for your kindness
I am, most sncly
C. H. Russell


Charles H. Russell

The Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.


Collection Location:
The Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.

Original Size:
25 x 16 cms

United States, History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Correspondence; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Eastern US, 1861-1865

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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