December 21, 1863

Adjutant’s Office 20th Maine, Camp at Rappahannock’s Station

Dear Brother:

I am very much disappointed at not receiving a letter from you and so do as I am being done by I should not write you tonight – but will “Do good for evil,” but as my letters fail to interest you, as I am interested by yours, I shall fail to comply with the command after all. […]

Holman Melcher to his brother, Nathaniel Melcher [Holman Melcher Papers]

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