Your Husband, Ben: Letters from the Civil War, Part 2

Brandy Station Union Troops Detail
Detail of a photograph showing Union troops in winter camp, March 1864

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  1. Dave+Hagenbuch says:

    ahhhh .. letters from home. When I was in the Navy in the late ’60s the mail took a month or so to catch up when we were on board the carriers. That’s why we numbered the back of the envelops, as I mentioned in a previous post. Sometimes we would get three or four at a time. When a mail plane (nicknamed a “COD”) would land on deck, they would announce “MAIL CALL” over the PA, but until it was sorted and it got to you, it may be a number of hours wait.

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