Author:Dona Bayard Sauerburger and Thomas Lucas Bayard

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I Seat Myself to Write you a Few Lines: Civil War and Homestead Letters from Thomas Lucas and Family

By: Dona Bayard Sauerburger and Thomas Lucas Bayard

Price: $62.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: S4167

ISBN: 0788441671

Condition: (2002), 2007, 8½x11, paper, index, 2 vols., 448 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


From Civil War soldier to homesteader, the life of Thomas Lucas and those of his family members are revealed in this book through hundreds of letters written during a span of more than fifty years. Thomas and his wife Letty grew up in a small Pennsylvania town, but their lives were disrupted in 1861 when Civil War broke out. Thomas heeded the patriotic call, leaving his pregnant wife and their baby daughter Millie to serve for three years in the First Pennsylvania Cavalr... View more info