A Letter to My Very Dear Wife

By |2015-11-11T12:15:12-06:00November 11th, 2015|Categories: Civil War, History, Military, War|

Editor’s Note: The following letter by Major Sullivan Ballou of the 2nd Rhode Island regiment was written on July 14, 1861, a week before he was mortally wounded in the First Battle of Bull Run. My Very Dear Wife: Indications are very strong that we shall move in a few days, perhaps tomorrow. Lest I should not be able to write [...]