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24 August 1863: “You are my best earthly gift.”

Item description: Letter, dated 24 August 1863, from Benjamin Franklin Little to his wife, Mary Jane Reid Little.  He describes his recovery from an amputation in a Union hospital in Gettysburg. [transcription available below image] Item citation: From folder 6 … Continue reading

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17 August 1863: “I can’t learn any thing about the chance of my getting home soon, but think we had better not build our hopes that way for the present.”

Item Description: Letter dated 17 August, 1863 from Benjamin F. Little (Frank) to his wife, Mary, from Gettysburg General Hospital in PA. Little had earlier lost his arm (see July 9). Little gives detailed instructions regarding mail between the U.S.A and … Continue reading

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10 August 1863: “…send it via ‘Flag of Truce.’”

Item description: Letter dated 10 August 1863, from Benjamin Franklin Little to his wife, Mary Jane Reid, written from the General Hospital in Gettysburg.  Little describes himself as being in “captivity” and recovering from a wound to the arm, and … Continue reading

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