Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frederick William Seward, October 11, 1864

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frederick William Seward, October 11, 1864
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1864-10-11

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Letter from William Henry Seward, Jr. to Frederick William Seward, October 11, 1864

action: sent

sender: William Seward
Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29

location: Martinsburg, VA

receiver: Frederick Seward
Birth: 1830-07-08  Death: 1915-04-25

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: obm 

revision: crb 2016-10-11

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Hd Lt W S Forces
Martinsburgh Va Oct 11th
My dear brother
Please send my by rail my field
desk, 3 sheets & 2 pillow cases, and my Old Sword
the desk is in the 4th Story. The sheets in a dry goods
box in the barn & the sword in my room.
If my brother in law ^Lt^ Geo Watson
Birth: 1842-08-29 Death: 1896-10-29
comes to Washington
on his way here please give him any assistance
he may need, I should like to have him stay at
the house. An Officer
Unknown
from the front just reports
that Col Tolles
Birth: 1817 Death: 1864-10-10
Genl Sheridans
Birth: 1831-03-06 Death: 1888-08-05
chief Q M was
mortally wounded by guerrillas near Middletown
yesterday, By the p By the way when
you are reading Genl Stevensons
Birth: 1821-06-08 Death: 1897-01-22
dispatches from
the army please remebre remember that they are written
by your brother, although I find that I do
not get credit for them, as I report to Stevenson
& he to the Department, this is private however
as I have every ^other^ reason to be pleased to be
under Genl Stevenson, If Carpenter
Birth: 1821 Death: 1885-10-25
comes to
Washington call him to come up here as I want
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to see him The road is running regularly
& it is perfectly safe
Your Aff bro
Will
Hand Shiftx

Frederick Seward

Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
Will
Oct 11
1864