Monday, May 15, 2017

final letter home-fred bloom jr

dear bloom family,
i am finally coming home after the surrender of appomatix courthouse. it was a small battle if it can even be called that but ended when us the confederacy surendered. susan i do get to kep our rifled musket for when the northernerss come to take our stuff. i heard news that lincoln was assassinated i mean he was a horible president but i didnt think he desierved death. susan please tell little billy i will be home soon and that we will be a happy slave free family. susan please tell billy about what happened and how we ned to be strong. susan i will be home soon and wil tel you all about the war and how we sung about dixie and kept spirts up even when we are dieing in the war.
from fred bloom jr

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