Letter from Charles Warner to his mother Mrs. Almon Warner, August 20, 1863. In it he discusses life in camp at Kelly's ford and the general nature of army culture. He also makes a direct reference to the part of army culture engaged in gambling as a means of passing time, along with the delicate subject of court martial and execution.
Taken from the Paul W. Bean Collection, Box no. 277, f.9
Kelly's Ford, Virginia
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Warner, Charles, "Letter from Charles Warner to his Mother Mrs. Almon Warner, August 20, 1863" (1863). Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers. Item 64.