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Leverett Bradley: A Soldier-Boy’s Letters

September 25, 2013

Leverett Bradley: A Soldier-Boy's Letters (1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.)

Md. Heights, Sept. 25, 1863.

Dear Mother:

Please find enclosed $100 and forward $45 to Uncle F. from Geo., being four month’s pay. Credit me with $35 and Jerry $20. Practiced with our battery yesterday; fired 12 shots from 30 pdr Parrott. Range was over 3¾| miles. They are splendid pieces. Co. H fired the 100 pdr last week; fired 5 miles, went through a small hill ricochet from there about 3 miles. I look to Rosecrans’ army for great successes.

I remain,                                           Very respectfully yours

L. Bradley, Jr.

Mrs. Leverett Bradley, Co. B 14th Mass. (H. A.)

Bradley Farm, Methuen, Mass.

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