Condolence letter from F.L. Papanti to William Dehon upon the death of his son Arthur Dehon, who was killed at Fredericksburg.
Boston, Dec 26th, 1862
My Dear Sir
Allow me to express to you my deepest condolence for the loss of your brave and dear son – None but a Father can feel the sorrow of such a loss – Having known him since his boyhood, and from the attachment conceived for him make me feel more
keenly the sadness of his too early departure.
Please extend my sympathies to Miss Dehon, and Master Henderson.
Your devoted Friend
Arthur Dehon was William Dehon’s son and a 2nd Lieutenant in Webster’s 12 MA Infantry. He was killed in action at Fredericksburg.