Harrison Windsor

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
June 1, 1877, Page 3
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Gen. Wofford’s Letter to the Mother of a Brave Soldier.

The following letter was handed to us by a brave one armed ex-confederate soldier with the request that we publish it, which we do with pleasure:

Fredericksburg, Va.,
May 28, 1863

Mrs. Elizabeth Windsor—Dear Madam:

Permit me to express the deep sympathy I feel for you in the loss of your noble son Harrison.  He was the best soldier I ever knew—brave and skillful.  He was the best fighter I ever saw.  By his good conduct and gallant and manly bearing he had attracted my attention and won my esteem, and I looked forward to his promotion with great interest.  He was among the most promising soldiers of the 18th Georgia regiment, justly esteemed the best and bravest regiment from our State.  His last words to me when I visited him at the hospital were that he would never be of any more account.  I replied that I hoped he would, that if any man could recover from such wounds I knew he would; but, alas, his words were too true.  His manly and handsome form now fills a brave soldier’s grave.  Let me ask you to be consoled and reconciled to his great loss, knowing that he is freed from the toils and hardships of the soldier, and the sorrows of this unhappy world, that while he lived he was beloved and honored; and in death he is mourned by all who knew and appreciated his estimable worth.  Let me mingle my tears, dear Madame, with the grief stricken mother who had the honor to bear such a noble boy.

Very Respectfully, your obedient servant,

Wm. T. Wofford,
Brigadier General.


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