Dearest Laura: The Civil War Letters Of Captain John Reed Beatty, 1861-1865
By Peter Steffens
Published: April 15, 2011.
For the Sesquicentennial of the US Civil War I have digitally transcribed the nearly 150 wartime letters my great-grandfather wrote from the field to his love and future wife Laura. There are many picture samples of his beautiful penmanship. A few letters from Laura that survived are also included.
These letters will immerse you in one soldier's wartime life. This is time travel like no other.