Oliver T Cushman -Civil War Letter
Oliver T Cushman of Hartland, VT (6 May 1841 -3 Jun 1864). Letter from him
1863 Civil War Letter, Vermont 1st Cavalry, Oliver Cushman
Handwritten letter signed Oliver T. Cushman, Camp, Jan. 16th [?], 1863 to Mr. and Mrs. O. Holt.
He consuls them on the death of their son [Henry Holt of Hartland, VT, enlisted 11/5/1861 as private, Co E, VT lst Cavalry, died of disease 10/30/1862.]
Oliver T. Cushman would also be dead in a little over a year. He enlisted from Hartland on 10/12/1861, mustered into Co "E", VT 1st Cavalry as a Sergeant. Promoted Capt. 3/17/1863. He was wounded at Gettysburg and was killed on 6/3/1864 at Hawe's Shop, Virginia.
Content - Sends some of son's things:
"I think it is all with the exception of a little pistol which he was used to carry in
"...I know you will cherish anything which speaks to you of your lost boy - A brave soldier a cheerful comrade - a faithful friend [?]. He has left many sorrowful hearts behind among his companions in arms."
"You have the consolation that there was not a coward impulse in his breast..." Size: 7.75" x 9.75"
Condition: VG overall w/ a few fold splits. Original item.
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