1861 July 29 Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction

My dear little Nannie:

I send by Mr Progue

a Yankee Knapsack, with some Brass

Belt Plates & a small Book, from the Bull’s

Run battle-field; which you can distribute

at your Father’s house, as you like, reserving

one or more pieces for your little self – The

Boys can be suited and I am sorry not

to be able to obtain something more appropriate

for your Ma, Lizzie, Sissie, & yourself – Let

it be remembered that I didn’t participate

in the fight & that these things are not

trophies earned by me

With much love to all at home

I am most devotedly

Your own


[William King]

Confederate Artillery Captain, Saltville Light Artillery

MSS 6682

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