Wednesday, April 19, 2017

1862 Hayden

      Dear Mother,
           Your last letter greatly upset me. Hearing that my brothers leg is gone. It makes me worried that it will happen to me. However I have just survived the bloodiest battle I have ever seen. It was at Antietam. There were bodies everywhere. Limbs on the ground. Many of my brothers in arms have died. Im just lucky its not me. It very well could've been me though. However I was not as lucky as I could've been. I have lost an arm. But worry not, it was my left one and simply because I am right handed I was allowed to stay in the Union and fight.

    Your favorite two legged son, Nelson McCook

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