Josephine P. Cranston’s Cousin’s Letter to His Mother – February 1862

Josephine P. Cranston’s relative, LHB Park, writes a letter to his mother (Charles’s aunt) about his loneliness as a soldier in the Union Army in Virginia and asks her to write.  He composes two poems – “The Potomac” and “Spring.”  He was the son of the brother of Charles’s mother and therefore a second cousin of Josephine Park Cranston who kept the letter.  You can tell from the writing that he was well-educated, much like Josephine.


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