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Cullen Dyer Churchill to another son, circa 1862 September 3

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 15, Folder: 1, Object: 24
Identifier: cuid317

Scope and Contents

C.D. Churchill, the father of Cassimere Churchill, writes to another son about the death of Cassimere. He describes why Cassimere joined the military and how he handled the conflict with his religious upbringing. "It was on the night of December 31st or Watch Night that he publicly professed his faith in Christianity. Each Watch Night was his religious anniversary." "I have the fatal bullet that that took his life a large Minnie ball." C.D. mentions the recipient's brother, Charles, is sick in the hospital in Suffolk, Virginia. C.D. refers to a letter from Cassimere where he was on a visit to the Rapidan River. Cassimere was killed on the retreat. He writes of his own pain and sadness. He signs the letter, "your weeping Father C.D. Churchill."


  • Creation: circa 1862 September 3


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