About this Letter
This letter is a letter from Levi D. Green to his mother, dated June 28, 1863. Levi was a soldier during the Civil War and he was writing from White House Landing to update his mother on his well-being and the well-being of his comrade Marvin. He mentions that he has been in three fights and hopes that he won’t see any more for the rest of his time. He also mentions that he hasn’t received his pay yet and will send some money as soon as he does. The letter ends with a message for his mother to remember him even though she cannot see him.
Levi’s letter provides a glimpse into the life of a soldier during the Civil War. He writes about his experiences in battle and the toll it has taken on him, expressing his hope that he will not have to see any more fighting. Despite the danger he was facing, Levi was still able to think of his mother and promise to send her money when he received his pay.
The letter also provides a historical context for the events of the time. Levi mentions that he and Marvin were at White House Landing and that they had left Suffolk and gone to Yorktown before reaching Richmond. These locations were significant during the Civil War and provide a sense of the movements of the army and the progress of the war.
In conclusion, this letter from Levi D. Green to his mother is a valuable piece of history that provides insight into the life of a soldier during the Civil War. Through his words, we can gain a deeper understanding of the sacrifices and experiences of soldiers during this time, and the importance of family and communication even in the midst of conflict.
FROM LEVI D. GREEN TO DEAR MOTHER – DATE UNKNOWN (But Levi and Marvin were at White House Landing in July, 1863)
Sunday, 28th, White House Landing Dear mother I recieved your last night and glad was I to hear from you and to hear you was well I am well and so is Marvin he has come back to the company he has been with us some time we left old Suffolk and went to York town and from their we started for Richmond n we have got most up their
I was in a fight last week at the Black Water their was 2 killed in our Regt one from Co A one from Co. C one wounded in Co # one in Co B I have been in 3 fight and I hope that I will not see any more for the rest of my time I must stop this time I have not got my money
I have not got my pay as soon as I get it I will send you some Write soon this from your son L. D. G.
When this you see, Remember me altho you see me not.
RESEARCHER’S NOTE: In this letter, Levi does not specify a month. Looking at a calendar from 1863 it makes sense that this is in June since there was a Sunday, June 28th 1863.