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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

April 10, 1864

Fiance Thanked Soldier for Ring, Added War Commentary

A Georgia woman wrote to her fiance stationed in Virginia; he had recently sent her a ring. She also added some war commentary.

“…With pleasure I accept the ring with all your love. I like it very much. It is a neat piece of work; something different from anything I’ve seen. I intend sending you some token of my love and remembrance soon. … We heard from Bro yesterday, he is in Greeneville, Tenn., think that Army will be sent back to Va. this spring. I hope so at least, as they prefer it to Tenn. The Spring campaign will no doubt soon open and I do hope our Army will never invade Yankee soil any more. It seems we never meet with so much success as when we fight on the defensive. …” 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. 105-106.