FROM LEVI D. GREEN TO “DEAR MOTHER” – OCTOBER 29, 1862

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In the letter FROM LEVI D. GREEN TO “DEAR MOTHER” – OCTOBER 29, 1862, Levi D. Green writes to his mother to update her on his health and that of his brother Marvin. He expresses his gratitude for the letter from his mother and informs her that he does not need any boots as he already has a pair. He requests his mother to send him gloves and tobacco, to be sent through the mail post road, and to put a label on them.

Levi also mentions the money he had sent home and requests his father to park some of it, so they do not spend all of it. He instructs his father to save some of the money to buy hay. He received twelve stamps and sent a drawing with the letter, titled “bushwacker,” “Rebellion is played out,” and “your old gray rebels driving home.”

It is evident from the letter that Levi was concerned about the well-being of his parents, as he wanted them to save the money he had sent and have enough to buy hay. He was also keen on making sure that his request for gloves and tobacco was fulfilled, as he wanted to be comfortable in the camp.

In conclusion, the letter FROM LEVI D. GREEN TO “DEAR MOTHER” – OCTOBER 29, 1862, is a touching example of a soldier’s concern for his family, even as he serves his country during a time of conflict. Despite being in the midst of the Civil War, Levi’s love for his parents shines through in the letter, and his care for their well-being is a testament to the strong bonds of family.

Letter Transcript

FROM LEVI D. GREEN TO “DEAR MOTHER” – OCTOBER 29, 1862

Dear Mother I received your letter of the 21 and was glad to hear that you was well I am well and so is Marvin you said that you wanted to send some things to us we would like them very well you need not send eney boots I have got a pair send them gloves I want long wrist send them by male post road put a _____ on them and send them put the tobacco in above. Now Pa I want you to park some of the money that I sent home you must not spend all so that you will have some money to buy hay. L. D. Green Esq. I received 12 stamps (a drawing is enclosed titled “bushwacker,” “Rebellion is plade out,” and “your old gray rebels driving home . “


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