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Havens Letter: May 1 1865

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Creator: Edwin R. Havens
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: May 1, 1865
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Original Format: Document
Collection Number: LC00016 – Havens Family Papers, Box 2, Folder 8
Language: English
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Contributing Institution: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections
Relation: LC00016 – Havens Family Papers, Box 2, Folder 8
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Havens Letter: May 1 1865, Page: 1

Havens Letter: May 1 1865
Havens Letter: May 1 1865

Remount Camp
Near City Point Va
May 1st 1865
Dear Father and Mother.
Your letter of
April 23d came to hand on Friday
last bringing me much pleasure
to hear from you once more.
I wrote Nell Saturday eve
in which I gave all the news
then afloat; since then we have
received farther news concern
ing the surrender of Johnston’s
army which places the fact
beyond a doubt. This virtually
ends the war and ere many
months roll around I
hope to be at home.
Various items of miscella
neous news contained in
papers received yesterday

Havens Letter: May 1 1865, Page: 2

Havens Letter: May 1 1865
Havens Letter: May 1 1865

Remount Camp
Near City Point Va
May 1st 1865
Dear Father and Mother.
Your letter of
April 23d came to hand on Friday
last bringing me much pleasure
to hear from you once more.
I wrote Nell Saturday eve
in which I gave all the news
then afloat; since then we have
received farther news concern
ing the surrender of Johnston’s
army which places the fact
beyond a doubt. This virtually
ends the war and ere many
months roll around I
hope to be at home.
Various items of miscella
neous news contained in
papers received yesterday

Havens Letter: May 1 1865, Page: 3

Havens Letter: May 1 1865
Havens Letter: May 1 1865

good a soldier and too
true a patriot to be removed
from his command just at
the close of a career that has
been so brilliant as his.
Since I came here with the
exception of the first two or three
days. my health has been as
good as I ever knew it to be..
I am sorry to learn that your
health is not so good as usual. and
hope that it will improve ere long. [mark illegible in original]
I have not heard from Aunt
Jeannette in some time. she
said her health was improving
when I last heard from. her.
But I must close as break
fast is ready and I have
got to work after that..
Your Aff. Son
E R Havens
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