Civil War Letter from James A. Potter

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This is the poignant and sad Civil War Letter from James A. Potter to his wife Margaret Eliza Newport dated February 16, 1865. James and Margaret were residents of the Black Community (now called the Maxwell Settlement) that was located on North Geneva Road across the street from where the Steger Haus is now located.
This is a picture of Margaret holding one of her children taken sometime around the date of the letter.  Photo courtesy of Susan Wallace.


The letter is read by his Great Great Granddaughter  Susan Wallace at the dedication of the Maxwell Settlement sign which took place on May 4th, 2019. You will need to forward to the 17:37 minute point in the video to hear it: