Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Major Wilder Dwight to Captain Howard Dwight, a few days after June 6, 1862

Dear Captain, — How are you? I'm prisoner of war. It seems to run in the family.* I hope you won't have it. I wish that you may find a speedy end of your service in the West. I have had a very pleasant week at home, but am very impatient to be back to the regiment.

* Colonel William Dwight, Jr. was taken prisoner after the battle of Williamsburg.

SOURCE: Elizabeth Amelia Dwight, Editor, Life and Letters of Wilder Dwight: Lieut.-Col. Second Mass. Inf. Vols., p. 271

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