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Caley Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Charles Caley
Date: June 3, 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 5024-12

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

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Murfreesboro June 3st /63

My Dear Wife

     I will try to rite you a fu lines this morning I reseived yours of the 27th monday and the paper you sent came to hand yesterday I am on guard to day am Supernumerary and Shall not have to Stand guard to day but will have to go on at night So I Shall have no drilling to do to day and can rite just as wel as not I dont feel very wel have to run to the Sink most to often but think I shal get beter in a fu days we have ben expecting to Start on a march every day for Som time but have not gon yet and may not for Som time

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we got a dispatch in camp this morning that Vicksburgh was taken with 30,000 prisinors I hope it is So but am afraid it is not So Emery had a leter from Royal the other day he thinks he is Som beter I hope he will continue to improve oh you dont know how warm it is it is So warm that it is wicked to have to drill Some of the time but rains Som most every night last night it rained very hard but we kept dry in our Shelter tents I have had no leters for Som time excepting from you and one from W--m and Sarah the other day I think I must get one from John and Marey this week and hope I Shall get one from Marey and W--m Thomas it has ben So long Since I have heard from them

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I have no nuse to rite today So my leter will be Short the boys are all wel and Seem to enjoy camp life first rate I wish I was home So as to go up and See Anna Casey with you Some of these pleasant evenings with you as I ust to but that cant be for Som time yet but hope we may be abel to this fall I have not Seen Tom Casey or Lon Crawford for over a month it is about four milds from our camt to theirs So we cant See them very often
William is geting very low you Say but if he abel to ride round yet I think perhaps he will live untill fall and I have Som hopes of Seeing him yet if the war closes as Soon as most of the Soldiers think it will

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when us parolled men commensed doing duty their was not Sprngfield rifels for us so we had to draw enfields and this morning they have drawn some oald Springfields for us and turned the others over and we will have a big job cleaning them up as they are all rust So I will have to close my leter and comence my job which is a big one I wil now close by biding you good by from your Husband


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