There it was. You could see the corner of the folded yellowed parchment sticking out of the torn lining of the battered book.
The relief I felt was all consuming. I couldn't believe I had finally found it! This letter had been lost for years and I wondered if maybe it had been stolen. The letter was written by my distant cousin while he was fighting in the American Civil War at Ship Point, York County, Virginia in 1861. He died later in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, and this letter is a very treasured family heirloom.
I carefully placed the letter in my safe. I won't take the chance of losing it again!
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This story is partially true. I do have a letter written by my distant cousin while he was in battle during the American Civil war in 1861. He was stationed in battle at Ship Point, York County, Virginia. He was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. The letter is a treasured family heirloom.