Valley of the Shadow
The War Years
Spring 1861–Spring 1865

Letters & Diaries


Robert Yates (1864)

Robert Yates wrote these two letters during the fall of 1864. On August 31, 1864, Ramsey wrote to an unidentified friend from a hospital, discussing a few military campaigns and considers joining Mosby’s famed Rangers after his recovery. In a second letter on October 17, 1864, Ramsey writes from a prisoner of war camp in Maryland, describing his health and how he is comforted by his faith.