In Search Of Lawtons & Basingers: E. P. Starr Writes To His Aunt, May 24th, 1865

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Fort McHenry (Wednesday)

May 24th 1865

My Dear Aunt,

I have written you

frequently lately.  My business now

is to inform you that George

Smith is no more.  He died at

this place yesterday afternoon.

I got to the Hospital in time

to see him breathe his last –

too late for him to know who

I was.  He had gangrene in his

wound, besides inflammation of

the bowels which was more ob-

stinate than the former.

Wed P. M. – I have just returned from

the Hospital, poor Fred Tupper died

one hour ago.  My Battation has

lost more officers in the last fight.

Love to all.  Too sad to write

more.

Your Aff Nephew

E. P. Starr

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One Response to “In Search Of Lawtons & Basingers: E. P. Starr Writes To His Aunt, May 24th, 1865”

  1. In Search Of Lawtons & Basingers: William Starr Basinger Writes To His Cousin Edwin Pearson Starr, June 1, 1865 | Ruthrawls's Blog Says:

    […] Starr Basinger does not know that Smith and Tupper are deceased, which we already know from Edwin Pearson Starr’s letter to Basinger’s mother on May 24, […]

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