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Letter signed A.E. Steen, camp near Van Buren, to his cousin Mrs. Mary Walker, Van Buren, Ark., December 1, 1862

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Identifier: D06588

Title: Letter signed A.E. Steen, camp near Van Buren, to his cousin Mrs. Mary Walker, Van Buren, Ark., December 1, 1862

Description: Regarding the storage of his trunk while on the march.

Transcription: Camp near Van Buren

Decr 1st 1862


Dear Cousin


The order of march has just been published to the Army and the transportation is so reduced the[that?] it precludes all from carrying a trunk — so I take the liberty of sending my trunks to you for storage in some safe place until our return or until I can send for them. Trusting in God that I may be spared to live to wear out all the good clothing contained therein also to cherish the many trifles which are dear to me & mine — I regret exceedingly I couldnot have seen more of you and all of my relations in and near Van Buren & Ft. Smith however such is war & the fate of a soldier — Excuse this scribble & the liberty I take with you — I am writing on my knee —


Affectionately


Your Cousin


A.E. Steen


Mrs. Mary Walker

Van Buren

Arks.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
Arkansas

Dates: 1862-12-01

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Steen, Alexander Early, 1828-1862

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Marching

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