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"Mrs Butt's" /62
Cumberland March 5th
My Dear Good Ella
Do not be surprised
to hear from me again so
soon. but as I was made so
happy by hearing from you on
the 28th of Feb. I cannot postpone
writing to you any longer. you have
no idea how glad I was to hear.
it did really seem as though I
had not heard from you for
a whole year (being since the first
of Jan). I am very sorry
to that you
have one of those horrid colds.
I do hope you will not be made
sick in consequence & do not
try to keep up too long before doing
something for yourself. to be sure
you are one of those who
never give up until the last. but
do not risk yourself too long.
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In this letter, John Emory Fuller tells his fiancée of the death of his commanding officer, Brigadeer General Frederick Lander, who died of pneumonia at Paw Paw, Virginia in March, 1862. Fuller was sick and still in the hospital when he wrote this letter. Although his doctor did, in fact, issue him a furlough paper, he did not after all go to the sanatorium in Wellsville, Ohio.
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Civil War letter to Ella Melendy
| author John Emory Fuller (1838-1916)
| date Mar 5, 1862
| location Cumberland, Maryland
| width 5.0"
| height 8.0"
| process/materials manuscript, paper, ink
| item type Personal Documents/Letter
| accession # #L01.091
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