Letter of condolence written by Colonel Charles Wheelock to Mr. and Mrs. Cady of Rome, New York, from Elmira, New York, August 17, 1863

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Letter of condolence written by Col. Charles Wheelock on August 17, 1863 to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cady of Rome, New York, from Elmira, New York regarding the death of their son Lt. Rush P. Cady

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ELMIRA (Elmira, Chemung County, New York)
AUG ?9 186?

[Written in margins: Col. Charles. Wheelock (Wheelock, Charles (Colonel))
97th Regt. (97th Regiment, New York)]

Daniel Cady  Esq (Cady, Daniel (Esquire))
Rome
Oneida Co.
New York (Rome, Oneida County, New York)


PAGE IMAGE ElmiraNy. (New York) (Elmira, Chemung County, New York)   Augt 17th/63 To
Mr. & Mrs Cady (Cady, Daniel ) (Cady, Daniel (Mrs., Fidelia W. Palmer)) (Palmer, Fidelia W. (Mrs. Daniel Cady))

I [hope] you will
pardon me for the liberty I take to
communicate to you my heartfelt simpathy (sympathy)
For the [Suffers] & Bereavement in the
Death of your only Son

I can Sincerely Say after
an aquaintance of nearly two years with
Him that you have lost a most noble
and worthy Son

He was Brave almost
to Rashness But collected and cool in the
Hour of Danger he was kind
To those under his command and still prim:
The officers of the 97th Regt (97th Regiment, New York) have lost a
most kind & genial companion. I will say
that R. P. Cady (Cady, Rush Palmer) was Beloved & Respected
By the whole Regt

While lying at the Hospital
I called to see him I shall not soon
forget the anxiety he Expressed to get
well enough to join his Regt my heart
was to full to say much to him as I was
Fearfull (fearful) that Death had marked him within for his


PAGE IMAGE It is a Sad Reflection to me when
I think of the many Brave men
That have fallen & especially those
Belonging to the 97th Reg (97th Regiment, New York) who have been
associated with me & have been through
so many Hardships & Dangers

I Shall Always Remember
Them with Kindness & the Livery I Shall
Always be happy to meet and Do all
I can for their welfare

For Those that have fallen
I can only Shed the tear of ,Simpathy (sympathy)
In common with their friends over
Their fate

To you his affected
and Bereaved Parents you have made
a great Sacrifice on the alter of your
Country. But you have our consolation
He Died Defending that Liberty which
Cost our ancestors So much Blood & Suffering
To Establish If it was worth fighting
For then It must be So now

Hoping you are well ----
To Mr. & Mrs. Cady (Cady, Daniel) (Cady, Daniel (Mrs., Fidelia W. Palmer)) (Palmer, Fidelia W. (Mrs. Daniel Cady))
I Remain your Truly
Chas Wheelock (Wheelock, Charles (Colonel))
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