|Letter from a Civil War Veteran written in 1922|
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June 13, 1922
James Lynch, Miller Kansas
Dear Old Comrad,
After 57 years, I think that it is about time that we begin to renew old acquaintance. Don't you? I have been a poor hand to write letters, and it is very seldom I write to anyone. Jess Moore and I have managed to keep track of each other most of the time, although we have been lost a couple of times.
Finally, Jess wrote me that he had heard from you and gave me your address,but before I got around to write you, I lost the address, so never wrote although I have often thought of you as well as the other old Comrads.
I received a letter from Jess about two months ago and in that letter, he spoke of you and said that he had not heard from you for a number of years, and that he feared that you had gone over the Divide.
A few days after, I got a letter from Prescott. He had sent to the Pension Department and got a list of the names and Post Office address, of all of the Boys now living that belonged to the Old 74th. I cannot express the joy I felt when I saw your name listed therein and that is how I found out where you were located. Knowing that Jess would be anxious to hear from you, I went immediately and had two copies of that list of names typewritten one for you and one for Jess, as I knew you would be glad to know how many of the Old Comrads were left on July 4, 1921 Find enclosed, the list.