GENERAL CUSTER DIV at Winchester MAR 1865. Starting with Dear wife it being a long time since I have heard from you..." he continues about no communications with anyone and that he is well and that she is the same, as he writes "this is the Hardest Raid that we have ever been on and I left Jim Hauer? At Winchester and told him to write a few lines to you and tell you where I had gone" then referencing Custer's Divisions role in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign spring of 1865, at the battle of Third Winchester telling her "Mary you need not look for me home until only time is out for the Spring Campaign is?
Two months sooner then it did last year" descripting his time at Brigade Headquarters doing "Guard Duty" while there and "not had any battles of any account yet General Custer Division captured of all of the Rebel army at Wains Burroughs" referencing the Battle of Waynesboro on March 2, 1865 (just 17 days earlier than this correspondence) and that "our loss was very small but three men killed and several wounded the Rebels Lost Heavy for I saw many dead on the field" continuing with his not knowing how long they will be there but he does not think long, followed by "the next place I think will be the James River (Virginia) where we went last summer" he goes on a bit more and finishes with " Mary I do not know as you can Read this writing but its the best that I can do for the? But Read what you can and guess at the rest" ending with "Loving Husband Robert H Greenfield yours for ever.
This letter is a small glimpse into a soldiers life during this era in American history and his time camped at White House Landing. White House Landing Virginia on the Pamunkey river was the site of a major Union Army supply base during the Peninsula Campaign and again during the Overland Campaign of the American Civil War. Usually within 24 hours, except weekends and holidays. This provides you with a insured trackable service.Thanks for looking any questions just ask, I try to respond within 24 hours or less. The item "Civil War Soldiers Letter & Cover GENERAL CUSTER DIV at Winchester MAR 1865" is in sale since Saturday, October 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items".sofgtsah" and is located in McKinleyville, California. This item can be shipped to United States.