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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Charles Caley
Date: August 26, 1862
Place: Lexington, Kentucky
To: Juliaette Carpenter Caley

Physical Description: Pencil on paper; 4 pages (21 x 13 cm.) on 1 folded sheet

Number: MSN CW 5024-01

Transcribed by: Jonathan Lawrence and George Rugg, 2004-05

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Lexington Aug 26th 62

     Dear Juliaette With pleasure I take my pencil in hand to let you know that I am well and hope this will find you the same
     Wee left Cleveland 21st an And got in to columbus A bout 8 oclock in the Eveni stayed about 2 hours then started for cincinnati and got thair about 4 o clock friday morning stayed thair about 2 hours then got on to a boat and crosed the Ohio River in to Covington stayed their until Monday morning A bout 8 o clock got in to some cattel cars and started for Lexington got thair about

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5 oclock stayed thair about 2 hours then Marched a bout 4 Milds out in to the country and camped down in a large Meadow untill morning and then our company was sent out on picket gaurd about half a mild so wee haind got mutch to do so I thaught I would write to you I in closed $30 dollars in an in velop yesterday and most all the rest of the Boys did and send them in a packetch and sent them by express to Mr. Furner in the Depo ad Wilougby I wish you Would Pay Mr N M fisler $22.38 cts for me

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Wee Didend get only $38 dollars of our Many I left it so that you can Draw $20 Dollars of my Wages at the Bank Of Geaugo in Bainsville [sp. Painesville] Every 2 Month
     Wee have had a first rate time And All the Boys feel well when Wee stayed in covington Wee had a good time the citizens of the town used us first rate and feed us well when we got out to Lexington the people came out to our camp with loads of Bread and Barrels of Warm coffee and was glad to see us the unionnst I mean wair glad

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I shall have to draw my leter to a close Write to mee as soon as you can so no more at preasant from your husband from your husband


Direct to Lexington Kentuckey 105 reg Regiment Ohio Volunteers in Care of Captain Williams [i.e., Capt. Sherburn H. Williams] Company f

Transcription last modified: 16 Dec 2005 at 03:33 PM EST

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