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A soldier’s letter to his mother in Louisa County on Christmas Eve

Posted on December 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm

It was unusually cold in December of 1861. From Shipping Point Battery, near the Potomac River, Dr. David Watson wrote to his mother on Christmas Eve. The owner of Bracketts Farm in Green Springs was a prominent figure in Louisa County, and when Virginia seceded, many Americans were
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