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Sydney McCall (1828 - 1862)
Sydney McCall was born around 1828 to 1832. He was a soldier for the South in the American Civil War and died at the battle of Sharpsburg MD Sept 17, 1862. He was married to Mary Perlene Bradshaw born Jul 1, 1832; died Dec 8, 1906.
Father> James McCall
Son> Robert Elijah McCall
CIVIL WAR LETTER From Sydney McCall
Dear wife I am thankful to my maker that I am permitted to ( ? write ) you ( ? once ) again to Let you know that I am well. and hope these few lines will find you well and the children well. I can say to you that I would Rejoice to see you again and the children but I don't know when I will have that chance . we left Camp ( ? ..ill) Caste Monday Morning and got here last night about ( ?) o' clock in the night and there is a great site to be seen here today they are drilling with the artillery at this time. I don't know how long we will stay here. I want you to write to me how you and the children are and how you are getting along. I want you to move all the rest of the things. If you can't moved them. Write how Ramsey is a doing. It ( ? my) will I want you to see to how the corn and things as much as you have the chance. I can tell you I ( ? dislike) a soldiers life is a hard life though we get a plenty of flour and ( ? ) corn ( ? ) draw our
Death Letter from a friend
Miss Sydney McCall,
In fulfillment of a promise I made your husband but which I delayed on your account. I feel it my painful duty to announce to you the fact that your husband is dead. He was stricken by a ball in the left
Julius A Duton
Resolution Regarding Sidney McCall, CSA
Whereas having learned with regret the death of Brother sidney McCall a worthy and exemplary member of this church, who fell in defense of his country in the battle Sharpsburg, Maryland.
Not only has the country lost a noble and valiant soldier, but the church has sustained an unreparable loss in the death of this pious and noble
Therefore, Resolved that we hereby tender our heartfelt sympathy to his afflicted and bereaved wife, in the loss of a tender husband, praying that God may sustain her in this her sore trial that she may not sorrow, as those who have no hope.
Resolved this preamble and resolutions be entered on the church book and a copy of the same to sent to his bereaved wife.; While his wife, the church and the friends have sustained a loss that can never be replaced, still we trust that this loss is his eternal gain.