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Caley Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Charles Caley
Date: September 18, 1862
Place: Louisville, Kentucky
To: Juliaette Carpenter Caley

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

Number: MSN CW 5024-02

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

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Louisville, Ky thursday
Sept the 18th 62

     My Dear Juliaett with pleasure I take my pen in hand to let you know that I am well and hope this will find you the Same altho my time is rather short to write this after noon
last monday the company that I am in was sent out about 2 milds on picket guard Stayed 24 ours then came back to camp and packed up and the whole Brigade was marched in to town whitch was about 4 milds martched around town untill about 1 o clock then we martched

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Back to camp next morning Wednesday I was Sent off about 2 miles to guard Som prisiners at Generald Jacksons camp and did not get back untill to Day about noon and I found that our Regiment had mooved about 2 milds nearer the town to days paper says that thair is about 80 thousand troops around Louisville now and it looks like a large Boddy off men to see them all to geather in line of Battel Gen Mcleelland [i.e., Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan] is giving the Rebbels ahard thrashing now i suppose
how Do you get along now do you live at your fathers now or at harrisons is all of the folks well

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has your Sister got back from the west yet Did you go to the State fair to Cleveland Have you been up to Williams since I left home I am afraid that you are not Enjoying your self very well by the way you rote to me in your letter I hope you wont worry about me I will try and take as good care of my self as I possibly can I am Enjoying very good health have had a lame ankel for a few days now the boys are all Enjoying them selves first rate to night a singing around and dansing Whilst I sit enjoying my self first rate writing

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to you I think it is a grate blessing to me that I can communicate with you with pen and ink as long as I canot See you though I have not heard from you but once since I left Cleveland yet but I hope I shall hear from you oftener hereafter I shall have to draw my letter to a close as it is most time fore role call so no more at preasent from your


Write as often as you can I am very anxyous to hear from you I have not had but one letter from you since I left home rite and direct to Louisville Ky

Transcription last modified: 16 Dec 2005 at 10:47 AM EST

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