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Caley Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Charles Caley
Date: January 26-28, 1864
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 5024-21

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

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Chattanooga Tenn
Jan 26th 1864

     My Dear Wife as I did not have time to rite last Sunday I wil try to improve part of the time that I have to day last Saturday about noon we got orders to moove camp we went to work and the first job was to moove the batery which took us all the after noon having no horses we had to do it by hand and a pretty hard job it was our guns are very hevey it is hevy artilery and we had to moove over a very high hill Sunday we comensed mooving our tents and it took us all day to get them fixed up again careying the boards and all by hand

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yesterday mooved the cook house and oficers tents but this morning have not had any thing to do yet the team and four men have gon to the woods for brush to make brooms of and we Shall have to clean the camp this after noon
     the 105th has gon out on a Scout Started this morning with three days rations rather a Suden Start I guess I was over to the regiment last evening and the boys had not heard then that they wer going. It has come off warm and pleasant and I am inhops we wil not have any more as cold weather this winter as we have had
I See by the Cincinnatti Comercial that it has ben

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very coald inn Ohio and Snow had falen from two to three feet deap and drifted So as to block up the railroads the trains are very busey an the road from here to Nashville runing day and night
     Thursday 28th I had to lay my riting by the other day and help clean up the camp and yesterday I went to the express office to See about my box but could hear nothing about it the express room was ful of boxes but mine was not thair I am Sorey that the receipt is lost if I had it I could get payed for the box if it is lost but perhaps it may come all right yet but it had aught to of been here long before this a great maney boxes have ben Stolen

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we have our camp pretty well fixed up but have no fire plaices built to our tents and I dont think we wil pay to build them up again this winter as it is unsertain about Staying here very long the mail has just come in but no leter has come for me One of the boys have just ben to the express ofice and Says that no more boxes is to come through for Some time now I must now close this and get ready for drill
     So no more from your


to Juliaett

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

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