Letter from Ellison Capers to his wife Lottie, May 21, 1862


Letter from Ellison Capers to his wife Lottie, May 21, 1862


Capers writes Lottie that he got home safely and that will write her a longer letter tonight. He tells her she shouldn't write to him if she feels unwell or has no paper and it won't offend him. He tells her how much he loves her and signs off before adding that his affair with the boats was met with commendation.


A1961.1, Box 2, Folder 45


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Camp of the 24th
May 21st 62

My Angel

Got home safely yesterday, thanks to Col. Stevens energy in building the road. I send a letter press copy of my report. Will write to you tonight, the promised long letter. Got yours of the 16th yesterday, telling of Frank’s efforts to walk, his being well, & asking for the Irish Moss. My precious Lottie, don’t write me, for fear of offending me, if you should not. You might feel unwell, or you have no paper, or some good reason for not writing. Good bye. You are [illegible] delight; the object of my highest, best & noblest impulses. Kiss Frank & respects to Mr. R & Miss B & love to Mrs. Rogers. God Bless you. Ellie

P. S. My affair with the boats meets with Genl. G’s & Col. S’s commendation. The first shot, I speak of was fired at me as I stood on the fort by the flag, & afterward I got them thick & heavy. E. C.

P. S. The boats are slowly feeling their way up Stono. E. C.


Capers, Ellison, 1837-1908, “Letter from Ellison Capers to his wife Lottie, May 21, 1862,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed July 13, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/482.