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Shriver Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Thomas Herbert Shriver
Date: [June - September, 1864]
Place: [Virginia]
To: William Shriver and Mary Owings Shriver

Physical Description: Pencil on paper; 3 pages (20 x 12 cm.) on 2 sheets

Note: Lacking first sheet (pages 1-2).

Number: MSN-CW 5030-05

Transcribed by: Jeremy Kiene and George Rugg, 2005

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Confederate States of America,

Richmond, Va.,     1861.

but Genl Early [i.e., Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early] didn't see fit and he is the judge for us I don't like the way they treated Marylanders but it can't be helped so we will leave it to you to complaine if they get the Marylanders roused down here they will have a sweet time of it Marshall Kane [i.e., Col. George P. Kane] is working for us all he is a Man every inch of him he told the Secretary of War [i.e., James A. Seddon] that he did not wish to speak to him for he did not think that he had treated his state like a Gentleman should and if he had any communication to make of any busines to make it writing as he would not spake to him any more, and that he did not consider him a Gentleman, he toled me this hime self in Lum room I was down in the Army about three weeks ago serving as vol aid to Genl Imboden [i.e., Brig. Gen. John D. Imboden] I like that kind

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of duty first rate and if I had mony I would like to be a Vol Aid on some Genl Staff. Mr Baughman Family are in winchester. My ferlough is extended until the first of October. The horse I bought is a very pretty little bay only 4 years old Well I believe I have given you all the news excepting that school is to begin at lexington the first day of October they are going to build Logg huts for us since Genl Hunter [i.e., Union Maj. Gen. David Hunter] burned the Institute Ki has not determined wether he will let me go in the army I would not wait for him to deside but he has been so very kind to me since I have been here that I dont feal like doing any thing before he says I can be sides you want me to mind him No one on

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Confederate States of America,

Richmond, Va.,     1861

earth could do more for me than Ki has and is still doing for me he never hears me wish for anything but what he get it and besides that he is just a kind all the time as he can be he is more like a father than a Brother he is all the time trying to get some thing to make my time whilst on ferlough pass pleasantly. All our news from the south is good we whip them on every occasion give my love to all and accepted a large share for yourself my dear Mother and Father Good by

Your Affect. Son
T. H. Shriver

Transcription last modified: 06 Mar 2007 at 02:40 PM EST

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