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Caley Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Charles Caley
Date: May 17, 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 5024-11

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

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Murfreesboro May 17th

Dear juliaett again I wil try to rite a fu lines to you in answer to the one I got from last thursday of May the 10. I have not had a leter from John or Marey for Som time and dont know wheather thay have named the litel girl or not it Seems to me that John Spoke about geting a leter from you Som time ago and had answerd it but I am not Shure that he did and I have not got the leter now that I think it was in I may be mistaken about it but if he has not answerd it it is rather Strange I think he is very good about answering all the leters that he gets

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you want to know ho Sleeps with me wel it is a man but not any one that you no he is from hamlon and he is one of our musitions he plays on the fife and I think he is a pretty good fellow although he is Somwhat lazy but I dont care any thing about that his nome is Charles Sheldon he was mareyd the evening before he went to camp and did not get a chance to See his wife again his wife has gon to masichusets on a viset and he has not heard from her in about three weeks I hant got any thing to rite about of importance to day only that we expect to leave here Soon but whare for is more than I can tell orders came a fu minets

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ago for all that was not abel to march to report to the doctors immeadiately and that looks Som like a march to me thair was five or six that went I dont no what wil be don with them but think that perhaps thay wil be Sent to the Convilesant Camp Royal was one of them I think he had aught to have his discharge he is not abel to do duty nor do I think he wil be for Som time without he has a diferent plaice to Stay and Sleep from the ground when any one gets down and have to Sleep on the ground it is very Seldon that they get beter but if he was in a good hospital he might get beter in a fu days and he may if he goes to the convilesant camp

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you wanted to no if I was acquainted with that miss hull I have Seen her in fishers a number of times but never Spoke to her it is So warm here to day that I Swet Siting in my tent to day as bad as I would in ohio in July or august working in the hay field I have never had a leter from Augusta Carroll but expected one last fall when I was in the haspital by what you rote once to me
I will have to draw this to a close for this time rite often Juliaett to your oald man you would not think me So very oald if you could See me now

from your husband

J H Caley

Transcription last modified: 07 Aug 2006 at 10:46 AM EDT

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