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Caley Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Charles Caley
Date: April 14, 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 5024-08

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

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Murfreesboro Tenn
April 14th 1863

     Dear juliaett I reseived yours of the 5th yesterday and was glad to learn that you was wel but Sory to hear that W--m is so low I was inhops that I Should be abel to get home to see him again but I am afraid that I shal never see him again without I can get a furlough which I am afraid I cant I have Spoken to the capt about it col Hall has gon to columbus and I dont no when he wil be back the capt says he wil help me all he can to get a furlough when the colonel gets back but I am afraid I cant get one then

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thair is a report in camp that Col. Hall is under arest that Gov Tod Sent for him to clear up Som of the charges against him towards the 105 one is for ordering the parolled men back to camp and one for taken us out of Cleveland without orders and another for not having conveyance for the Sick on the Lexington retreat Som think he wil be desmissed from Service for using the men as he has Som of the boys Say that thay heard him Say that he would rather See ten men die in hospital than See one discharged I have not had a leter from Marey for Some time I dont See why She cant rite oftener I guess She is a litel carless as I ust to be or perhaps she has not time

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you must give her a Scolding when you See her for not riting to you it is not because She dont think enough of you to rite to you for She Says She thinks all the world of you and Should like to have you live with her until William and I get home if you can be contented to put up with the oald folks but I guess that it would try your patients Som I no it would mine I had goten the box that you Sent Som time ago it was Sent on to me from nashvil I had to pay only 25 cts for having it Sent through I guess you think that I am hard up for money but I had Som when I got your leter however I am much obliged to you for the money that you

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Sent to me I guess we wil get two month pay this week if we do and I can get a furlough I wil not Send any of it home to you but fetch it when I cum but if I can't get a furlough I Shal Send you Som of it I wish you could See our camp ground when we came here it was all woods but it is cleard up now and the Stumps dug up and the ground is all Set to Small cedar trees and it is as nice as any front yard in mentor [i.e., Mentor, Ohio] the weather is very warm and pleasant the woods is green the farmers cant farme it much here this year we have burnt all the fensis around here for wood I shal have to draw my leter to a close
my dear juliaett I wil get a furlough if I can and cum to see William and you I want to See as bad as any one on earth rite Soon from your husband in love


to Juliaett

Transcription last modified: 16 Dec 2005 at 03:39 PM EST

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