I wish I could provide more context for this letter, which was in an envelope of Civil War papers in my father’s estate. I don’t know the family connection, but am placing it here on my server to preserve its contents. If you have additional perspective on the drama discussed herein, or genealogical context (like this) that may tie it to a family, please get in touch via the contact form in the menu.
Soldier Letter to Eben Hafford
March 14, 1863 – Civil War
From family archives of Steven K. Roberts
Thanks to Cathy Kemp for this added context from Switzerland County, Indiana: