Letters. "Lyra" [Sarah Stilson], Rochester and Lima, New York, to "Capt. H" [Henry J. Gifford]
Henry J. Gifford (b. c1837), of Bergen, Genesee County, New York, was then time captain of Co. D, 33rd New York Infantry. The earlier of the drafts was Stilson's first letter to Gifford, whom she knew only through the descriptions of an unidentified correspondent. The second draft is a response to Gifford's reply, below (MSN/CW 5061-14).