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Caley Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Charles Caley
Date: June 23, 1863
Place: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
To: Juliaette Carpenter Caley

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 4 pages (26 x 20 cm.) on 1 folded sheet

Number: MSN CW 5024-13

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

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Murfreesboro Tenn
June 23rd 1863

     My Dear Wife I now Sit down to rite you a fu lines thinking perhaps I may not have a chance to rite again in Some time as we Start on a march tomorrow morning but whare for I do not yet know but think perhaps it is a general moovement of this armey I was in hopes that I should get a leter from you to day but did not look for one to morow is the day for me to get one but if we leave I may not get it in Some time I have got nearly wel again but do not feel as Strong as I did before I was Sick I lost thirty one pounds in less than four weeks but I guess I can gain it back now if I dont have to march to hard it is very warm down here now not much like it is in ohio but I guess it wil be a good thing for the regiment to march we are all healthier on a march

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we had just just got our camp grounds fixed up all nice and that is always the way we have had to do when we get our camp fixed up all right to have to leave we have tabels fixed to eat on with good Shades built over them I dont remember riting to you that one of my oald acquaintance from the litel mountain is in an indiana regiment in this brigade I auess you know him it is that Mr Way [i.e., Pvt. Kilbourne F. Way, Co. E, 75th Indiana Infantry] that you gave the mitten year ago last fourth he calls round to See me most every day if you dont get leters from me and as you may not if we have to march very long you can direct yours to 2nd brigade 4th division we have changed our division to the fourth now the 124th Ohio regiment went past here Sunday incamped just a litel way South of our camp Sunday night I went to See it Saw oald Mr Burnett [i.e., Pvt. Isaac Burnett, Co. F, 124th Ohio Infantry] he is the Sickest man of Soldierng I have Seen yet

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we heard yesterday that Isack Burnett [i.e., Pvt. Isaac Burnett, Co. F, 105th Ohio Infantry] has ben taken to columbus as a deserter But I guess Ike did not intend to desert he is a good boy or always has ben when he was with us and always ready to do his duty
last Sunday a man belonging to Co A was braught to camp for trying to desert he was taken prisinor the Same time I was and runaway from columbus he is in the guard house now I dont no what is to be don with him thair has ben a number Shot here this Sumer for desertion I hope thair will be no one Shot in this regiment I Should hate to See any of our boys Shot Emery Crawford has got Sore eyes it wil be bad on them marching in the dust all the boys are feeling wel now in our company Emery was over to See Lon Sunday he and Tom Casey are wel I have got to pack up my napSack and get ready for inspection at four o clock

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So I Shall have to draw these fu lines to a close I hope you wil rite often to me if I dont to you but I wil do as wel as I can and rite as often as I can So no more this time from your husband in love

C C Caley

Juliaett H C Caley

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

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