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[Letter] 1862 June 27, Beverly [to] Friend [Joseph D. Richardson] / Dave Anderson.

Title: [Letter] 1862 June 27, Beverly [to] Friend [Joseph D. Richardson] / Dave Anderson.
Personal Author: Anderson, Dave.
Date: 1862 June 27.
Extent: [1] leaf.
General Note: The letter is written on patriotic letterhead featuring an eye, a waving flag, and a building. A motto indicates that one should put God first, then country, then family. The letter is part of the Stuckey-Nunn collection of Civil War correspondence between Union soldiers (Joseph D. Richardson and Francis Rupert) and their families, as well as one letter from a Confederate soldier, William T. Bickham to his cousin; see additional letters from and to Joseph D. Richardson in the collection.
Abstract: Anderson states that he'd like to "see you old boy," and is glad to hear that Richardson is better. He assures him that he "didn't let your folk see that letter and won't let them know anything about that." He then relates a story about going to town and helping the girls pick out frocks; his clowning almost got them turned out of the store. Richardson served with the Beverly, NJ 10th Regiment of Infantry Volunteers during the Civil War; he enlisted in 1861, was promoted to first sergeant on May 4, 1864, and died at Cedar Creek, Virginia on November 7, 1864 of wounds received while foraging.
Personal Subject: Richardson, Joseph D.--Correspondence
Anderson, Dave--Correspondence.
Corporate Subject: United States. Army--Military life--History.
Subject: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
Soldiers--United States--Social conditions--19th century--Anecdotes.
Recipient: Richardson, Joseph D.

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