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Two Civil War Officers Compete for the Affections of the Same Young Woman; Neither Ends up Marrying Her!
1864. Civil War Two Civil War Officers Compete for the Affections of the Same Young Woman; Neither Ends up Marrying Her! This remarkable pair of letters by commanders of two different New York regiments were addressed to the same woman in Massachusetts. Both men were in the fortifications besieging Petersburg, Virginia, and they wrote these letters six months apart in 1864. One of the officers later married the recipient's younger sister. Autograph letter signed by Nathaniel P. Lane, to Adelia Babson, July 2, 1864, near Petersburg, VA. 2 pp., 7.75" x 10". Includes envelope. Expected folds, some staining, two-thirds of back sheet torn away (for reply?). Autograph letter signed by Madison M. Cannon, to Adelia Babson, December 29, 1864, near Petersburg, VA. 4 pp., Includes envelope. Expected folds; very good. Excerpts Nathaniel P. Lane to Adelia Babson, July 2, 1864, "In the field near Petersburg, Va." "On taking this liberty I may be intruding but I can no longer keep my pen from the paper. I am now a 1st Lieut in the 66th Regt and all of my supperior officers being prisoners, so that places me in Command of the Regiment, and Adelia, I tell you truly, it is my own impression that I will never live to see New York. Now Adelia will you tell me truly have you no Love for me or do you still consider me as a friend only. Oh, Adelia I have loved you and you only, and never will any one love you as I have, and now will you only write me (Will you Love me) Or will you not) for Adelia it will ease my mind if you will only t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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