Editor’s Note: This item is part of a collection of letters from New York engineers written while their units were at the Siege of Petersburg. Researcher and Engineer enthusiast Dan O’Connell generously donated all of the items in this collection for use at The Siege of Petersburg Online. These transcriptions are copyrighted by Brett Schulte and may not be used without my express written consent. I do not have images of these letters so some errors could be from transcription or in the original.
Camp near City Point
September __, 1864
Once more I set myself to scratch a few lines to inform you of my present health. I am well at present and hope these few lines find you the same . I have received a letter from you and some money and some stamps. They are most thankfully received and they did come in the right time for I have just got out of tobacco and this afternoon I will go down to _____ _____ and get some. Charly and the Capt is well and tough. The health of the company is not as good as it was one month ago. There is no news at present so you will have to excuse me for not writing a long letter. Last night was a cold night and today it is quite warm. There is a great difference in the climate. There is no more at the present. This is from your son in the army.
Daniel V. Personious1
Other Letters Written By Daniel Personius at the Siege of Petersburg:
- LT: Prior to September 11, 1864 Daniel Personius
- LT: September 18, 1864 Daniel Personius
- LT: September 25, 1864 Daniel Personius
- Personius, Daniel. (1864, September ??). (Letter to his parents). Personius Brothers Letters (CL 105, Box B, Folder 38). Booth Library, Chemung Valley (NY) Historical Society, Elmira, NY. ↩