Possible Lewis Lewis connection part1

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Possible Lewis Lewis connection part1 - CIVIL WAR LETTER VALUED BY WOMAN Mrs. Elizabeth...
CIVIL WAR LETTER VALUED BY WOMAN Mrs. Elizabeth Blackstone, Descendant Descendant of Revolutionary War Veteran, Prizes Missive Written by Husband. A letter written to a friend in Frankstown in the early months of the Civil war by a rriember of the Union army who a few years after the close of the war became her husband husband is among the prized possessions of Mrs. Elizabeth Blackstone of 324 Lexington avenue. The letter was written by the late Dill Blackstone, who grew to manhood manhood on a farm near Frankstown, and was addressed to Nicholas Stephens, the grandfather, incidently, of N. A. Stevens, well known mortician of the city. The missive is well preserved although discolored with age and is written on note paper bearing highly colored patriotic pictures on its front page. The letter is dated Nov. 28, 1861. Mr. Blackstone was quartered at Pino Falls Church, apparently near Washington, Washington, D. C., siqce the writer requested requested that the answer be sent to the Capitol city. Included in the letter is mention of a tribute paid to Blair county members of the army. The letter reads as follows: "Friend Stephens: It is with much pleasure I write you a few lin,es to let you know that all is well at present present and I hope that you are enjoying the same blessing. As I have promised promised to write to you I am doing it this night. It is raining and there is plenty of playing poker. "If you were here I would like'it. We have nearly all old companions here. This is a very good company. Tho prime of this company are the great boys of Little Blair. They cannot cannot be beaten in drilling or scouting. Colonel Black said he never saw a company like this. "John Clarke sends his best to you and says if he ever gets home he will (Continued on Page 13)

Clipped from Altoona Mirror01 Feb 1930, SatPage 1

Altoona Mirror (Altoona, Pennsylvania)01 Feb 1930, SatPage 1
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