Headquarters 51st N.YV
Near Poplar Grove Church Va October 18th 1864
Your Letter came to hand this morning and I hasten to answer the Same.
Your Brothers Effects will be Sent forward to Your Mothers address, Soon as we can get a permit from the Provost Marshall General, which I have this day Sent a request for.
I was much pleased to hear from him and the rest of the Officers that were taken prisoners with him. And I know they were neither wounded nor killed, as we had no chance of hearing from them until your Letter Arrived.
Every thing is quiet with Us and no news. So I will bring this to a close, by requesting you to write Soon.
William E Babcock
1st Lieut 51 N.YV
P.S. Letters from You will at all Times be received & Answered with pleasure
The text presented here is derived from a digital image or microfilm reproduction of the original manuscript.
The manuscript of this letter, dated October 18, 1864, is held in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library.
1. William E. Babcock was a lieutenant in George Washington Whitman's Fifty-first Regiment, New York Volunteers. (Back)