United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Bruen, Luther Barnett--Correspondence
Hon. P.M. General: Washington, D.C. -- On the 15th day of April 1864 I mailed at Nokesville, a station on the O. and Alexandria RR, a letter containing a $50 green back. The letter was addressed as follows: Mrs. A.F. Bruen, Dayton Ohio Care of S. Forrer This letter never reached its destination. If it should have miscarried and turned up in the dead letter office, I am afraid my name is not written plainly enough to be deciphered. I write it here with the abbreviations L.B. Bruen I am a major the 12th Regulars and my P.O. address is either at Dayton Ohio or with my regt. and can be ascertained on application to the Adjutant General.
Catharine Mitchill '31 Collection of Family Letters, Wellesley College Library, Special Collections