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11th Missouri Infantry Letter

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Sending the remains home of their gallant colonel who was mortally wounded at Vicksburg!

2 pages, 8 x 12 1/4, in ink, written by Lieutenant Cyrus D. Kendall, 11th Missouri Infantry.

Camp at Youngís Point, La., July 1, 1863

Mrs. Rovilla Kendall,

Dear Rovilla,

I wrote you yesterday and I told you that I was going over to Gen. Grantís Head Quarters, and that I would write as soon as I returned. Well I have returned so I will drop you a few lines as I have a few moments leisure. I did not start from there till dark last night. I waited all day for a boat. We have to go 15 miles up the Yazoo River & it is eight miles from the landing to Gen. Grantís Head Quarters. I did not get there until 2 in the morning. I got a leave of absence for Lieut. Weber and Thomas Hackett (the orderly) (you will remember him) for 20 days. They will start up the River tomorrow with the remains of Col. Weber.* I will send this letter by them and it will be mailed at Cairo or St. Louis. Your letter bearing date June 17 came to hand today. All the letters you have written between the 5 & 17 I have not received. I think it very curious. I was somewhat surprised to hear that you would be off on a visit before I would receive your letter but strange things will happen. I have no objection to you going up north on a visit. I am perfectly willing for you to go but I would rather you had not gone in such a hurry. You said if I did not like it you did not want me to say so for you had too much trouble now. If I did not like it you could be certain that I would tell you so, but I guess I shall not find much fault with my little Pet about it for I want her to enjoy herself whether I do or not. I fear you will not get this as you will be far away before this gets to Louisville. I am not going to write you long letters after this for you will not tell me- you know what, so I am going to spite you a little for once. If you are so afraid of telling me what I asked you I will say no more about it. So I suppose I shall be deprived of that laugh. You say you want $150 more before you can pay for the house & lot. When you get back from the north let me know and I will send the money. I shall not write again until I hear where you are. No more. Good by. My love to all your friends at Louisville & up north. I hope they will get to see me some day.

C.D. Kendall
11th Mo. Vols.

P.S. I asked you in my last for some letter stamps. You said nothing about them. I have none. I have to borrow one for this letter. You are forgetful.

Dear Pet good by again,
Cyrus

Age toning, fold wear, and a small paper chip at one of the folds, with some archival tape repairs on the reverse. Neatly written letter with regimental ID. Very fine content. Missouri Civil War units are scarce to find material on.

Cyrus D. Kendall, enlisted on August 1, 1861, at St. Louis, Mo., as a 1st lieutenant, and was commissioned into the 11th Missouri Infantry Volunteers. He was promoted to captain however the date of his promotion is unknown. He was mustered out of the service on June 18, 1864.

*Andrew J. Weber, born in Springfield, Mo. in 1840, enlisted on August 1, 1861, at St. Louis, Mo., as a captain, and was commissioned into the 11th Missouri Infantry. He was promoted through the ranks as major, lieutenant colonel and colonel, and was mortally wounded in the fighting at Vicksburg, Miss., on June 30, 1863. He succumbed to his wounds and died the next day, and as mentioned in Lieutenant Kendall's letter the colonels remains were being sent home.

WBTS Trivia: On the very day that Lieutenant Kendall wrote this letter the first day of the epic three day battle of Gettysburg was taking place on the farmlands of Pennsylvania.






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