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Heartrending letter of a dying soldier to his wife...
Item # 688718
October 15, 1862
WESTERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 15, 1862
* Dying soldier letter to his wife
* re. Second Battle of Bull Run
Although the title would suggest mostly religious content, there is also much reporting on the on-going Civil War.
The front page has a particularly heart-wrenching letter headed: "A Soldier's Dying Letter" being that of Colonel Thorton Brodhead.
The letter notes in part: "My dearest wife: I wrote to you mortally wounded from the battle-field...ere this reaches you your children will be fatherless...I have brought well, my darling...And now, good-by, wife and children. Bring them up, I know you will, in the fear of God and love for the Savior..." and much more. He died from wounds at the 2nd battle of Bull Run.
Also within the issue: "The President In Maryland" "Marvelous Escape From Death in Battle" "Emancipation In the South" "Address To the President of the United States" & "The War For the Union"
Eight pages, nice condition.