Francis R. Nicks Letter, 1863 (Page 4 of 4)

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Lincoln Letters

Lincoln Letters

Francis R. Nicks Letter, 1863

Page 4

Jeneral Prestons Division an Breckenridge Brigade under Jeneral Johnson. [4]

Well, Mike, you must excuse bad every thing. I had to work this letter in a hurry to go on review. Mike, you must give my love to all the Girls an tell them I am fat an sassy. Mike, you must write as soon as you get this an tell me all the news. I will be glad to hear from you at any time. Your letters will be received with pleasure. So I must close. Give my love to the Family an receive the same for your self. I remain as ever your Friend until Death.

Francis R. Nicks

Direct your letter to

F. R. Nicks

Company C

Third Regt Fla

Vols Tullahoma



Mike, I have no postage stamps nor no change so you must excuse me. Cant get any.



[4] The Third Florida was part of General William Preston’s brigade under General John C. Breckinridge’s division.


Additional: Francis Rinaldo Nicks served in Company C, Third Florida Infantry Regiment. He was born around 1837 in Leon County, moving with his family to Hernando County in 1855.