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Caley Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Charles Caley
Date: March 20, 1863
Place: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
To: Juliaette Carpenter Caley

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

Number: MSN CW 5024-06

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

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Murfreesboro Tenn
March 20th 163

No. 8

     Dear juliaett again I Sit down to rite you a fu lines hoping it will find you wel I have not got over my coald yet but I am much beter than I have ben for some days but I have not got so I can talk yet Royal [i.e., Pvt. Royal Prouty, Co. F, 105th Ohio Infantry] has ben so that he cant talk for nearly two weeks for my part I cant See why So many loos thair speach it must be on acount of their laying on the coald damp ground Emery is wel he is out with the regiment it Started out on a Scouting expadition wednesday

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to be gon ten or twelve days I saw a cincinnatti paper yesterday and I See that Gov Tod is trying to have all the parolled prisinors return to thair homes to Stay untill exchanged and we have not ben exchanged and colonal hall [i.e., Col. Albert S. Hall, 105th Ohio Infantry] acting as brigadier General now Says that he Shant keep us here longer than this week if we ar not ordered in to ranks I guess that he begins to See whare he mist it in trying to Scare us to take up arms we have riten to Gov Tod [i.e., Ohio governor David Tod] and he says that Rosencrance has nothing to do with us and he had riten to the Secritary of war and the

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Secritary says that thay cant oblige us to take up arms untill exchanged without we ar a mind to So I guess that we will be sent to ohio untill exchanged I hope we will be sent home I should like to call round and See you now and william and Sarah [i.e., William and Sarah Caley, author's brother and sister-in-law] It would be worth a good deal to me to call round and see all the folks again how dos Elen get along now dos She do her own work tell Georgy that I should like to see him
I got a leter from W--m and Sara the other day Sara was wel and W--m thaught he was not much worse than when I left home I have not had a

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a leter from Marey Since I got back to camp I have riten to her three times and I think I hant rite to her again untill I get an answer from my leters it has ben very warm here for about a week it has commensed to rain this morning and I think it will be cooler again I will now draw thes fu lines to a close rite often So no more this time yours as ever


Murfreesboro Tenn
Co F 105 Regiment OVI

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

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