Sergeant Erastus W Stacey served 3 years with the 142nd New York including the battles at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia and Fort Fisher, North Carolina. An original letter from Stacy at Upton Hills, va Dec 13, 1862 to his "Dear Wife" - they are drilling and on picket in the snow, dead comrade Smither's of Helvetian (Lewis Smithers of Company G) father has come to take him home, he misses her letters, has received her package with dried beef and a "sweat rag", declines her offer to come down and be his housekeeper as it would be so much cheaper for him to t a "Black House Keeper", looks back fondly on the times they were together, and prays the war will end soon, hoping Burnside's army will have continued success. 4pp 8 x 5 ink.Signed, and comes with postal cover with Washington DC postmark, addressed to his wife at Canton, New York. Comes with his service info. General Orders and other imprints.
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