8 November 1864: “It seems like every body have forgotten me”

Item Description:  A letter to Emma Alexander, wife of Sydenham Benoni Alexander, from her cousin Eugene B. Wiggins

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Item Citation:From Folder 1, in the Emma Pauline Nicholson Alexander papers #4632, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Item Transcription:

Camp Manly’s Battery
Nov. 8 1864

Dear Cousin Em, 

I have been hoping to here from you for some time but have not. So I have come to the conclusion to write to you and if you do not answer my letter, never to write another letter, as long as I stay in the army. It seems like every body have forgotten me since I came in the army. I went over to Lanis Birgade a few day ago. And Billie got there while I was there he had been in Richmond ever since he left Hillsboro. Ed was looking very sad untill Bill got there and told him about Miss Sallie. Tom and Da were still getting letters from the Badham’s. I heard that Gill had left Pattie Leu and was flying round Bettie Austin. When did you here from little Perry. When I passed through Weldon he asked me about you. Cousin Em, you must excuse this short and badly writen letter for we have a poor chance for writing. Please answer soon. 

Your Cousin, 

Eugene B. Wiggins.

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