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Letter of Joseph J. Hoyle to Sarah Hoyle, February 22, 1864


Letter of Joseph J. Hoyle to Sarah Hoyle, February 22, 1864


Joseph Hoyle wrote to his wife telling her about a sermon they recently had about General Jackson. He also expressed how happy is was to receive a letter from her.


Hoyle, Joseph J.


Jeffrey M. Girvan, ed., Deliver Us from this Cruel War: The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Joseph J. Hoyle, 55th North Carolina Infantry (Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2010), 160-161.




Rodgers, Keely




Orange Court House, Virginia

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Near Orange C. H. Va
Monday, Feb. 22nd, 1864

My Dear wife:
I again have the pleasing opportunity of dropping you a few lines, informing you that I am as well as usual. I have nothing new to write you, except the weather is more pleasant again. We have frequent preaching in our Brig chapel these times, and I am glad to say they are well attended. Dr. Lacy, our corps missionary gave us two very good sermons yesturday. And to-day, he gave us a very excellent address on the life and character of General Jackson. The speaker dwelt with emphasis upon the Christian habits of Jackson, showing that he was a devout Christian as well as a brave soldier. I can tell you I saw L. S. Self to-day. He was over to see us. Dear Sarah, I have just received your letter of the 17th and, as you say, it allways makes me feel glad to get a letter from you, and oh how I long for the time when I can hear from you through your own dear lips. How happy could I then live. Dear Sarah, I will close for this time. I hope you will excuse haste. Let me know whether your father is getting the Advocate, and if you are taking the Catawba Journal. As ever, yours in hope and love,

My own dear Sarah Joe.


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Hoyle, Joseph J., Letter of Joseph J. Hoyle to Sarah Hoyle, February 22, 1864, Civil War Era NC, accessed July 14, 2024,