Letter from Wm B. Stevens, dated 1864-03-25

ReadAboutContentsHelp

Pages That Need Transcription

p.
Needs Review

p.

[enfelope]

R. B. Stevens E. Montpelier Vermont U.S.

Last edit over 1 year ago by catslover
p.
Blank Page

p.

This page is blank

Last edit over 1 year ago by catslover
p.
Needs Review

p.

"Camp Parole" Annapolis Md March 25th 1864

Dear Mother:

My Box has come safely, to-day, and I will send you a line in reply to it. The articles are [underline]everyone[/underline] in good condition and will prove very paletable & useful. I cannot see as there is even an egg broken; the Sugar is the delight of the Barracks & we have sweetened up, to our heart's content. I had eggs for dinner at 40 cents per doz.; shall not need to pay that any more. The dried apple is as nice as I ever saw, and I am satisfied the butter and cheese will prove the same. Tell Howard the dried beef is just what I wanted & was sorry, till I heard of its coming, that I had not sent for some, when I wrote. The drawers stockings & kerchiefs I think I recognize as those sent me at the Div. are they not? You all seem to delight to tantalize me with questions and urgings in relation to a furlough. If [underlin]any one[/underline] is anxious to have one

Last edit over 1 year ago by catslover
p.
Needs Review

p.

I think I am apt to be that one though you may wish to see me, home. I can anwer all the questions you have asked, or may be inclined to ask in future. Before those who who were paroled, Mar. 7th came here the Gov. of Vt had been here and obtained an order from the Sec. of War giving all Vt. soldiers there at "Camp Parole" furloughs for thirty days. This was about a month ago and only about one half of [underline]those[/underline] have got papers yet. I hoped, we were so few, (only five) that we would come under the same order, but for fear it would [underline]not[/underline] cover us, I communicated with the Gov. to know of a certain. I received his reply to-day saying we were [underline]not[/underline] included, but he would do all in his power to obtain leaves for us. If he does so, according to the way, with the others, I may possibly get one, sometime, in May. In the meantime do not tantalize me by urging me to do what I am making every effort to accomplish, with so slight encouragement. With love to all, I am

Thy loving Son

W. B. Stevens

Last edit over 1 year ago by catslover
Displaying all 4 Page