Letter. H[enry] J. Gifford, camp near White Oak Church, Virginia, to "my mythical friend Lyra" [Sarah Stilson], Lima, New York
1862 December 20
Part of: Sarah Stilson Correspondence
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Though there is some mention of the battle of Fredericksburg, most of the letter is given over to an extended self-description by Gifford for Stilson: his appearance, education, "qualities of heart," religious beliefs, and so on.