“These have been with me many weary miles over Virginia, also with me in captivity in Rebeldom

 

Warrington VA

Friday, February 26, 1864

 

To my only and ever loved wife

Clara Dumont

 

Dear Clara,

 

I send these to you because they are a great heft to carry around and I now have all, besides my own,and that I do not care for these.  These have been with me many weary miles over Virginia, also with me in captivity in Rebeldom.  It is a great heft to carry when we have a load without it.  I would still keep them if we were going to remain where we are, but it is very uncertain.  The man who brings it is George Whittens’ brother.  He has been on a visit here.

 

My love to all.  A kiss to you and little ones.  God bless you.

 

Sergt. Dumont

 

P.S. There is no one that I show my picture to that will believe it is me, so it is of no more use.

 

Write soon