Western Kentucky Civil War Collection
Sam House Letter, February 26, 1862
United States -- History -- 1861-1865, Civil War
Letter from Sam House to his father dated February 26, 1862, from Columbus, KY.
Columbus Kentucky Feb 26 1862 Dear Father I have intended writing every day for a week there has been so many rumors of an attack every day that I thought each day I would wait until after the fight! Last Sunday a fleet of the Enemy Gun Boats were down all day but did not do anything – there is a (?) (?) (?) (?) to my letters not reaching home as I (?) (?) & I think I (?) (?) there may be Federal sympathizers in Knoxville who knowing my letters are from such an important Post as Columbus steal from the post office in the hope they may contain some information which would be of benefit to our Enemies! I can account for their miscarrying in no other way. I (received ?) (?) last (letter ?) glad to hear Sister is so much better – hope Mothers cold is well – times are looking gloomy in deed but we can hope that behind the cloud the sun is still shinining & that if we trust in God & do our duty like (men ?) everything will turn out for the best – the troops (here ?) will give a good account of themselves when an opportunity is offered – Love and Kisses to all – write soon Your Aff Son Sam
McCracken County Public Library
February 26, 1862
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