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Caley Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Charles Caley
Date: December 1, 1863
Place: Chattanooga, Tennessee
To: Juliaette Carpenter Caley

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

Number: MSN CW 5024-18

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

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Chattanooga Dec 1st 1863

     My Dear Wife I reseived yours of the 21st last evening and was very glad to hea from you I have not got the papers that you Sent but perhaps they may be at the regiment I intend to go and See this after noon
     you want to Send my things in a box with Tom Caseys I think it would be a very good way I tryed to get a pass to go and See Tom this morning but could not get a pass it is about a mild and and a half to whare he stays and it is hard to get a pass to go any whare I dont See why they are So Strict about it now Oald Brag [i.e., Gen. Braxton Bragg] has moovd his quarters and I dont think

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that thair is any danger of his trying to get into this plaice at preasent it Seemes to me as ift we had aught to have more privelages here than we do I dont know whether Woods [i.e., Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood's] Division has gon out or not if it has probably the battery that Tom is inn has gon too I wish I could See him I have not Seen him but once Since I have ben inn Chattanooga Our Brigaid has got back from the hunt after Brag the boys Say that he can run faster than they can we have taken a great maney prisinors it looked as ift we had the hole Southern Confedracy inn town the other day It has been rather coald here for two or three days an oald man that lives here told me

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that it was the coaldes night heere last night that he had Seen inn twelve years you want to now the no. of Brigaid and D--n wee are 2nt Bd. 3rd Dn. I dont now hoo has command of this brigade now but think it is the Col of the 9th Ohio we get rather hard nuse from the 7th Ohio I hope it is not as bad as reported they Say that the oald 7th has only forty men and one commisiond officcer in it now I Should like to See the boys and perhaps I may in a fu days they are inn Chattanooga Somewhare perhaps I may See Milton Otis [i.e., Pvt. Milton D. Otis, Co. F, 7th Ohio Infantry] iff he is a live I am Sorey that Sarah cant Sell her horse but I am glad if you can help her Some iff you have not enough you can let her have Some more when you get this

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I am Sorey that I cant See Tom but you and anna do as you think best I Shall be glad when I get my over coat to ware I was on guard night before last and I thaught of the oald coat more than once. Tell George and Byron to Brake that colt of thairn So I can have a ride iff I come home this winter I wish you would get Some things for the Children Christmas and tell them that I Sent it to them
I wil inclose ten dolars in this for you
I must now Draw this to A close yours

as ever your Husband
Charley to Juliaett

rite often

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

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