Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love endured 33-month separation

After Sarah Long kissed her husband, Hezekiah, goodbye in late summer 1862, he seldom penciled romantic prose to her. The 37-year-old Hezekiah joined the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment in August 1862. They communicated only by letter, and Hezekiah wasted little pencil lead on amorous passages. Yet, in his taciturn way, he reminded Sarah that he loved and missed her. • Article

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