May 17 1863
We were very sorry not to find you in the train last night, and to hear that you were ill. Nellie arrived safely and is at present domiciled with Effie & us at Mrs. Crehore’s.
Tomorrow, if it is not stormy, there are to be four-banners presented to the 54th. I have persuaded all the donors to have them presented together by the Govr so that the whole affair will not occupy more than 1/2 hour.
The War Department has been notified that we shall be ready to go on the 20th Inst, but we have heard nothing from them yet, so that I can’t tell when we shall go. I will telegraph to you when I find out. Do try to come if you can.
Give my love to Father, Anna, & George. I wish I had something more to write you but I haven’t, because I am so sleepy and stupid. Goodnight dearest Mother.
Annie sends you & Father her best love.
Always your loving son
May 17, 1863
A letter from Shaw to his mother:
Comments are closed.