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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 10, 1865

Soldier Wrote Fiance, Thinking She Would Not Get Earlier Letter

A Georgia soldier in Virginia again wrote his fiance, thinking she would not get the letter he sent on March 6.

“…I have but a few minutes in which to write and I’m writing by a very dim fire light. I don’t expect you can read it but I will write a few lines. I wrote to you some few days since, to be carried by a paroled prisoner going home; but when he arrived in Petersburg, he was not permitted to go any further, being told he was exchanged, whereupon he mailed them. I don’t suppose you will ever get them. … We are now on the line between the James & the Appomattox rivers. We occupy the position formerly held by Picket’s Division. We are very well situated. Although we can see the Yanks (about a thousand yards off) we do not expect an engagement. We may, however, be subject to a shelling occasionally. I will try and take care of myself. My light is about out so I must close. Love to all. … Source: Clyde G. Wiggins III (ed.), My Dear Friend: The Civil War Letters of Alva Benjamin Spencer, 3rd Georgia Regiment, Company C (Macon, Mercer University Press, 2007), pp. 195-196.