CSA 3rd Missouri Cavalry soldier's letter/ Summerfield, Alabama
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Confederate Soldier's Letter, 3 pages, 8vo., Summerfield, Ala., Tuesday May 23rd/ 64. William A. Bast (Co. B, 3rd Missouri Cavalry) writes to Wm. H. Smith (2nd; 6th Missouri Infantry, General Staff):

"...I am sorry to hear of Gen. Cockrel (Cockrell) illness and equally glad to hear of his improvement. Hope he will be able to take command soon. I am staying near Summerfield still waiting on Maj. Price...I intend waiting a few days longer if then he is not ready then I will report at Cahawba at once...I am glad to hear you are having a pleasant time, with the charming beauty of the Mountains. I know you enjoy yourself highly with Miss Mollie ...as you take so much delight in loving and petting the fair sex. I presume you have no serious intentions or the beautiful Irish maiden more beautifully expresses it What do you mean Sir & are you in ernest Sir.

I suppose it must be very pleasant indeed to be on a sick Gen. Staff. Miss Mollie of this mountains, I have no doubt thinks so too. Will, William go it while you can, you know not when the hour of death cometh.

I am staying with a very pleasant family...

I am glad to hear that I am often enquired after by the boys of the Brigade. Give them my best wishes. May God bless them. I love them all. I hope Gen. Johnson will be able to whip the Yanks without the aid of the 1st Mo Brig. Give Gen. Cockrel my best regards. Tell him if I remain on this side the river I would like so much to be with him... Wm.A.Bast".

Fine. Comes with the original cover.



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CSA 3rd Missouri Cavalry soldier's letter/ Summerfield, Alabama

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