Daily Archives: 8 Aug ’11

8 August 1861: “Take care of Mamma for me and pray for Papa and for the war to stop when you say your prayers and God will take care of us all.”

Item description: Letter from Charles S. Venable (1827-1900) to his four-year-old son, Francis Preston Venable (1856-1934). Charles S. Venable was a mathematician, astronomer, and an officer in the Confederate Army (most notably he served as an aide-de-camp to General Robert … Continue reading

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