Yours Affectionately – September 27, 1862

Yours Affectionately – September 27, 1862

From Yours Affectionately,

 C. D. Westbrook

Col. Cornelius D. WestbrookHarriet Brooks Bellows


Compiled by:

Gary M. Ingersoll, Ph.D.

Washington Saturday

Sept 27th 1862

My dear wife

I wrote to you from this place on Thursday last & returned to camp the same day. Yesterday I rode up to the Chain Bridge to find some missing payrolls & came from there to Washington. I have been all the morning at the Paymaster Generals office, but as yet have not succeeded in getting any pay. I will return to camp this afternoon and try it again on Monday. It is necessary that our officers get some money.

It is necessary for me to get a pair of shoulder straps. If I had the metallic pair which is at home, I could remove the bars and insert the leaf for a Lieut. Col.


In the trunk I sent home was a pair of cloth shoulder straps. If it is possible to remove the bars from them & insert a leaf, I wish you would send them by mail, which you cannot well do with the metallic ones.

Give my love to Mother & Mary & kiss the children

Yours afftly

C D Westbrook

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