War Between the States

3 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, in ink, written by D.R. Pierce, to Thomas Watson.

Wm. S. Pierce
Attorney At Law
10 Central Buildings

Great Falls, N.H., Mar. 18, 1889

Thomas Watson, Esq.
Q.M. Gettysburg Post 191
Boston, Mass.

Dear Sir & Comrade,

I enclosed please find one dollar in payment of my dues to the Post to April 1st. Will you kindly ask for a transfer for me at the next regular meeting of the Post and send same at your earliest convenience. I am extremely reluctant in taking this step as the members of #191 are nearly all personal friends and men of character such as renders it desirable that such friendship may continue for the remainder of life; but I am anxious to be an active working member in the G.A.R.- a thing which is impossible under present circumstances. I have therefore concluded after much reflection to ask for my transfer and join the Post in this place. I shall ever cherish a more than friendly regard for the members of Gettysburg Post and shall esteem it an honor and a privilege to visit the Post meetings when opportunity occurs.

I remain,
Yours very truly in F.C. & L.,
D.R. Pierce

Light age toning and wear. Small tear at top of one of the sheets.

Daniel R. Pierce, was a 26 year old rattan worker from Fitchburg, Mass., when he enlisted on July 26, 1861, as a musician, and was mustered into Co. B, 15th Massachusetts Infantry. He was mustered out of service on July 29, 1864.

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