(margin close on the left but with a
large upper sheet margin) tied by the BLUE Petersburg,
Va CDS 2 JUN
(1864). Blue paper Adversity Cover made from a used
blue lined Ledger
Sheet with what appears to be a listing of accounts.
Addressed to Mrs.
Margaret E. Wheeler, Shiloh Post Office, Sumter District, South
Carolina. The sender was Capt Robert E. Wheeler Co H 26th
SC Inf writing home to his wife. Not long after sending
this letter, Capt Wheeler was killed at the Battle of the Crater
7/30/1864. Both he and his wife are buried at the Shiloh
United Methodist Church Cemetery. Very Fine.