Friday, January 15, 2010

Civil War soldier's letter, Norfolk, Virginia

Civil War soldier's letter, dated at the Signal Station near Norfolk, Virginia, December 13, 1863, from Julius Swain to his friend Frank....This letter, which is full of good content, contains the following highlights.....General Butler has laid a heavy hand on drinking shops and houses of ill fame...his order regarding darkies is refreshing....Swain's "boy" is joining the Colorado Cavalry...."the sight of a few black Zouaves and cavalry who are no doubt permitted to move round among the brethren have given a new imortance to enlistments and the niggers are gathering"....can't wait till Spring to be ready for the Rebs and Grant will get to Richmond, more......

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