Letter from Lewis Hoover, from Camp Pierpont, January 9, 1862

Camp Pierpont, Va,
Jan 9th/62

Dear Lib,

I have not heard from you for one month today although I have written two since your last one came to hand, now I cannot account for this, for I know you would answer every letter of mine. Now one of two things must be, my letters did not reach you or yours failed to reach me, but to let you know that I am still well and looking anxiously for news from you the same as ever. I had not written since the battle at Drainesville, I thought you might of heard that I had fallen in the engagement, but thank god I am spare[d] to write another letter to you, and I hope to have the pleasure? of reading many lines traced by your fair hand and of spending many happy days with you yet and I do sincerely hope god will soon restore peace to our afflicted land and that I may be spared to return to my dear beloved home and the loved ones left behind. When you write tell me when you received the last letter from me, that I may know whether you got all that I wrote or not.

I have noticed several of your last letters were not directed quite right, they came to the regiment but not to our company. Be very particular to direct as follows, Co. K 1st Rifles, P.R.V.Corps, Washington D.C.

Now in the hope of hearing from you soon, I am, as ever, your sincere friend.

Lewis Hoover12

  1. Originally shared by Dean Cass.
  2. Lewis Hoover, Company K, 1st Pennsylvania Rifles.