Captain John Kies commanded Company F, 11th Connecticut Infantry at Antietam and had the “painfull duty” to write letters to the the families of men of the Company who were killed there in September 1862.

This is one of those, to the mother of Private Fennimore Weeks who was shot through the head. The letter is in his mothor’s pension application file at the National Archives, online from fold3 [subscription required]. Thanks to John Banks for the pointer.

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