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Sgt Peachy Gessner Harrison
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1839
Death: Oct. 3, 1926

Stuart's Cav

Hd Quarters 1st Brig
Va Vols July 13th
Sabbath Evening
My dearest friend,

On a dirty sheet of paper captured
of the yankees I am about to write a few lines
I have seen enough of battles, wounded men and all the circumstances of the battlefield to do me for years to come. Have lived 5 days on a little number of crackers and no meat, have had men killed on either side of me
and in fact had a good time in general.
Haven't had time to think of anybody in the world--already it seems as if it were years since I left Nelson and yet I have not the slightest wish to re-
turn--Have seen many friends--many that I shall never see again--everybody seems to have been killed except myself.
I was in Richmond on yesterday--called on Miss Ella Palmer for a few minutes she said Waid was "destestable, greatest
fopp she ever saw". I saw said youth some days ago--delivered note--he said he was going next day to start
for Balto. I only saw him for a few minutes as I was in great haste.
I dined at Dr. Bolton's on yesterday. Was surprized to meet John Stockton late yesterday evening on his way to the theatre. Saw Summerfield Smith and George in town
yesterday--met Carter Singleton the other day-Haven't seen Charles. I am now aching courier at Hd qs of 1st Brgade
for Genl. Winder. Flies light on my hand so that I cannot possibly write

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Consequently shall expect you to ex-
cuse. Remember me to all friends
Tell Miss Mary that I would write to her
but that she can see from the letters
that I have nothing to say. I have never been
able to hear one word from the letters
you and Miss Mary wrote to me--although
I have diligently inquired for them.
I hardly know where to tell you
to direct, your answer if this is
worth answering--But suppose you
had better Direct
to care of Genl. C.S. Winder
Comd 1st Brig Va Vols
Near Richmond
Genl. Jacksons Division
or Army of the Valley
When time is more to command
and I have more settled ideas I shall
again write. If you would do anything
to alleviate the ennui of monotonous
cam life--now doubly tiresome when
quiet follows so closely upon the heels
of the battle's roar write to me
Your best friend
P. G. Harrison

Peachy Gessner Harrison, Company H 2nd Regiment Virginia Cavalry
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Julia Riddick Harrison (1846 - 1914)
 
 Children:
  Edward Tucker Harrison (1874 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section Pavilion, Lot 54
 
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Nov 27, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8132799
Sgt Peachy Gessner Harrison
Added by: John Shuck
 
Sgt Peachy Gessner Harrison
Added by: John Shuck
 
 
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- Wes Phinney
 Added: Jan. 21, 2013

- George Seitz
 Added: Nov. 27, 2003
 
 
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