Monday, 1865 November 20, Huntley, Fairfax County, Virginia: “My whole heart was in our struggle . . . God had a purpose in scourging us which I cannot now see, but it will doubtless be revealed in the future”

[An unemployed ex-Confederate officer and antebellum West Point graduate seeks employment with a Virginia railroad company.] Huntley, November 20, 1865 Dear Sir: Seeing by the papers that O. F. Slaughter [Daniel F. Slaughter], Esq., of Culpeper had been chosen one … Continue reading