Granville wrote to his mother on May 26th 1862 and said, among other things, that he had not written in a long time because he had had the measles and wanted to see her. He also adds, probably for her benefit, that “Nearly all the boys in camp are down with the measles but all of them are doing well.” The text of the letter is in my book.
Granville died some time during the siege (June 1863), probably of pneumonia; he was 17 years when he died. Earlier he had written his mothers and said he was 5’ 6” tall and weighed 130 pounds.
Granville’s letters are in Hill Memorial Library at LSU in Bator Rouge.
How did you come across the cover and what have you found out about him in your research?