Letter of December 4, 1861, from J. D. Pittman to Dear Mother (Page 1 of 4)

Series: N2005-9, Box 3, Folder 74.

Lincoln Letters

Lincoln Letters

Letter of December 4, 1861, from J. D. Pittman to Dear Mother

Page One

December 4, 1861

Dear Mother:

I received your kind letter a few days ago, and I now hasten to reply. I am always glad to get such long letters. Why don’t the people answer my letters? Tell Pattie to answer my letter, tell sister to answer my letter, tell Mary J. to answer my letter. I think I shall write a letter to N. Carolina before long. It’s no use to write to any of the Higgs boys for I reckon they are all in the army. I have not heard where they are. I believe I will write Willie Pittman a letter; I reckon she is at home. I wonder if her sister is married? [1]

There are several young men here from North Carolina. I am the only one from Florida. There are a great many from Alabama. My best friend is from Ala.

Footnotes

[1] J. D. Pittman had relatives in Halifax County, North Carolina.