1862 January 29 Winchester, Va.

Winchester Jany 29-62
My Darling Wife –
I am happy to say that
I suffered no pain last night and
feel this morning as if I should be
well in a day or so. Yesterday even
ing the frequent operations on my
bowels made me uncomfortable
but this I am satisfied was the
effect of the medicine which
I have been taking. I have
no fear now of a recurrence of
the chill, and see no cause to
apprehend a confinement of
more than two days longer –
I will not write again until
Sunday unless I get worse
Good bye Dearest
Ever Yours
E F Paxton

Elisha F. “Bull” Paxton, University of Virginia alumnus, commanded the 27th Virginia Infantry and later the 1st “Stonewall” Brigade at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.

[The above letter is not included in Civil War Letters of Frank “Bull” Paxton.]

[transcription by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 158

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