Letter, George A. Custer to Augusta Frary

October 3, 1862

A letter from George Armstrong Custer to his cousin Augusta Frary. Custer tells Frary of a visit by Abraham Lincoln to review the Union Army encamped near the capital, as well as a friend’s visit on his journey to see his wounded brothers. He explains that he is torn in his opinion of the war. While he wishes the conflict to end for the sake of his country, his personal interest in warfare furthers his desire to participate in battle.

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