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Caley Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Charles Caley
Date: March 8, 1863
Place: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
To: Juliaette Carpenter Caley

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 4 pages (24 x 19 cm.) on 1 folded sheet

Number: MSN CW 5024-05

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

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Murfreesboro Tenn
March 8th 1863

No 6

     Dear juliaett I have not reseived any leters from you since I got back to camp Emery got one from his folks yesterday and they rote that you had gon up to your Sisters to stay three or four weeks so I suppose you have not reseived my leters of late however i hear from you once in a while and hear that you are well So I feel contented about you
     The Regiment went out on a Scouting expatition last tusday and was going to be gon six days it has not got back yet but we expect it in to day the Colonel ordered us parolled men to go out with the Regiment when it went but only three of them went out I cant find out what is to be don with us yet but I expect that we will be compeled to go to doing duty again before we ar exchanged

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What do you think about our government Sending six hundred thousand mor men in to the field to fight do you think that we can whip out the Rebs then I think we had aught to even with what we have in the field if we only had a chance to get at them
The report came in camp a short time ago that the regiment had been in a fight and had got cut all to peses and those not Killed was taken prisinors I dont think it can be so or we should of heard more about it i think I hope it is not true The wether is very damp and cold nights it rains about half of the time and a good many of the boys is sick with hard coalds and soar throats I have not had a sore throat since I got back to camp although I have had a hard coald for som time Emery has just got back to camp he was left here when the Regiment went out and so he has to go out on picket every other day Tom Casey [i.e., Pvt. Thomas Casey, 20th Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery] and Lon [i.e., Pvt. or Corp. Alonzo H. Crawford, 6th Independent Battery Ohio Light Artillery] was over to See us yesterday they ar both well

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Charley Radcliff [i.e., Pvt. Charles Radcliffe, Co. F, 105th Ohio Infantry] has not ben abel for duty for about three weeks he caught a hard coald and has had the rheumatism Ben yong [i.e., Pvt. Benjamin Young, Co. F, 105th Ohio Infantry] has ben sick with cold for some time frank Call [i.e., Pvt. Francis M. Call, Co. F, 105th Ohio Infantry] has had a lame Side ever since the Batel of peryville [sp. Perryville] and has not ben abel for duty he has applyed for his discharge and he thinks he will get it
I see that the mail has just cum so I shall wait and see if thair aint a leter for me I waited for the mail and I am glad I don so for I got a from you and you dont no how glad I was to get it I also got one from Johm and one from Thomas i shall not have time to answer all or your questions today Gen Rosencrance [i.e., Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans] dont blaim the privates for being taken prisinors and I dont think he had aught to for we obeyed orders as far as we had thim my shoulder is well i think or as well or beter than I had expected it to I am glad you had a chance to let out our money I shall have to draw my leter to a close as it is geting to be most night the regiment has

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just come in and they Brought in 2 Rebs with them they had Som Skirmishing But had no fight So no more for this time from your husband


rite Soon and direct to Co F 105 Regiment Murfreesboro Tenn -- Care of Capt Wilcox [i.e., Capt. Alfred G. Wilcox, Co. F, 105th Ohio Infantry]
To Follow the Regiment

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

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