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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 SameYoung Woman; Neither Ends up Marrying Her!This remarkable pair of letters by commanders of two different NewYork regiments were addressed to the same woman in Massachusetts. Both menwere in the fortifications besieging Petersburg, Virginia, and they wrotethese letters six months apart in 1864. One of the officers later married therecipient's younger sister.Autograph letter signed by Nathaniel P. Lane, to Adelia Babson, July2, 1864, near Petersburg, VA. 2 pp., 7.75" x 10". Includesenvelope. 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. Expectedfolds; very good.ExcerptsNathaniel P. Lane to Adelia Babson, July 2, 1864, "In the fieldnear Petersburg, Va.""On taking this liberty I may be intruding but I can no longerkeep my pen from the paper. I am now a 1st Lieut in the 66th Regt and all ofmy supperior officers being prisoners, so that places me in Command of theRegiment, and Adelia, I tell you truly, it is my own impression that I willnever live to see New York. Now Adelia will you tell me truly have you noLove for me or do you still consider me as a friend only. Oh, Adelia I haveloved you and you only, and never will any one love you as I have, and nowwill you only write me (Will you Love me) Or will you not) for Adelia it willease my mind if you will only tell me. I am now Capt. Cannon and I have justcome from his tent. Now I shall expect an … [Click Below for Full Description]
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