Their Words: Letter from Edward Basset
Excerpts from a letter from Edward Basset to his parents, as quoted in the book "The 1st MN Second to None," by Richard Krom.
Camp Stone, Maryland
Dec. 1, 1861
It is my opinion that the trouble will never be settled as long as the cause is left, which none hesitate to say is Slavery. When the nation is restored to itself, when the North and South are at peace with each other & are governed by the same laws living under the same flag in peace then Slavery will be crushed to rise no more. I must close for it is late and the bugle has just sounded for devine services.
As ever your obedient son,
Edward H. Bassett