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Posted on January 27, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Joanne Sauter has a total of six Civil War letters from her great-grandfather, Anthony Beaver.  I now have three of them posted in the Beaver Family photo album and will post the others as soon as I receive them.  I am finding it quite fascinating to read each letter.  This letter mentions Davis Enyeart at the end.  Here is the excerpt:

 

 

 

I suspect that Anthony was writing to his brother David.  David Beaver married Charlotte Enyeart in 1866.  Since Charlotte's father died in 1854, it would have probably fallen on her oldest brother, Davis Enyeart, to give permission for Charlotte's marriage to David Beaver.  This is all theory and conjecture on my part, but the above excerpt makes me think that Anthony was expecting David to talk to Davis about his sister's hand.  A romantic tale, yes?

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4 Comments

Reply jeff Launtz
9:32 PM on January 28, 2011 
Very interesting letters
Reply Jim Gresham
11:09 AM on January 29, 2011 
Davis Enyeart was also in Company C of the 53d. He was discharged on February 21, 1863 -- just a few days before this letter was written. He was discharged from a convalescent camp in Virginia by reason of a surgeon's declaration of disability. I don't know if he was wounded in the war or this was due to some other ailment.
I suspect the reference in Anthony's letter was related to Davis's return to Huntingdon Co. following his discharge.
Reply Deb (Fisher) Riley
12:15 PM on January 29, 2011 
So much for my being the hopeless romantic then, Jim. I bet Anthony was just inquiring as to whether or not Davis had made it home yet...
Reply Jim Gresham
2:33 PM on January 30, 2011 
Deb (Fisher) Riley says...
So much for my being the hopeless romantic then, Jim. I bet Anthony was just inquiring as to whether or not Davis had made it home yet...


Don't abandon the romance too readily. I'm sure they discussed many things. Perhaps we'll learn more of the story.

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