George S. Gove Letter: November 2, 1864

   

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Editor’s Note: George Gove of the 5th New Hampshire wrote a series of letters from the Siege of Petersburg in 1864 to his sister. These letters were placed online in 2012 as: “Parsons Family Papers, Milne Special collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire, N.H.” Gove’s descendant Doug Parsons worked diligently to make these letters available for The Siege of Petersburg Online and we thank him greatly for his effort.  The transcriptions of the letters collected on this page are copyrighted by the Milne Special collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire and may not be reproduced without the express written consent of the University of New Hampshire.  All rights reserved.

November 2, 18641

Raymond N.H. Nov.2, 1864

Dear Sister

I got home last night via New York Worcester & Concord.  I left Petersburg a week last Sunday got to Washington the next Tuesday. Left Washington last Sunday eve got to Concord night before last. I did not write to either you or Mother from Washington because I thought to start from there Friday & get home Saturday. But could not get ready in season.  I found all well at home & glad to see me of course. It takes but 30 min of [—-?] time & I have yet to double [—?] to the P.O.

Mother says you must come up when you best can but I say come right away.

I must close. Tell Doctor to come up now take up Freddy & Ella.

G.S. Gove
Citizen at Large

Source:

  1. Parsons Family Papers, Milne Special collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire, N.H. The transcription of the letter on this page is copyrighted by the Milne Special collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire and may not be reproduced without the express written consent of the University of New Hampshire. All rights reserved.

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