A Son To His Parents

F.B. Sellers was the valedictorian of Dickenson College senior class, 1861


Dearest Mother and Father Today, my fellow fraternity brothers and I traded yearbooks to sign. A childhood friend from Pennsylvania wrote, “I hope we do not meet on the battlefield, Frank. If you see the Alpha Chi pin in my uniform, do not shoot me. What will become of us? Only a few days have passed since Fort Sumter and I am already weary of this war as everyone at home is. Ever, your loving son Frank

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