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Caley Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Charles Caley
Date: [Late June 1864]
To: Juliaette Carpenter Caley

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

Note: Possibly lacking first sheet

Number: MSN CW 5024-24

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

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I think I have got along first rate it has ben over nine month Since I have ben Sick enough to report to the doctor my foot has ben and is yet lame but has not ben so but I have don my part of duty every day
I am Sorey you work So hard I hope you wil not get down Sick try and be as careful of your Self as you can I begin to look forward to the time when we may again enjoy each others company if every thing is wel with us my time wil Soon be two thirds out but thair is a great many chances to run inn that time it has ben about fifty days Since we left Ringgold and out of that time I guess we have been under fire thirty days our

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los has ben about twenty five inn this campaign only four of them are dead that is reduceing the 105th down Some but that is not as heavy as Some inn our brigaid has lost the 75th Ind lost fifteen inn less than an our one day the Same day that Jery Childs [i.e., Corp. Jarius Childs, Co. F, 105th Ohio Infantry] was killed one man inn co D went on picket last night his gun would not go the first time he Snaped it So he went to prime it and had his foot against the musel and it went of Shooting him through the foot Some of the boys think he don it a purpes but it dont Seem to me as ift a man would be foolish enough to Shoot himself when their is Such a good chance for him to be Shot by the enamy all one needs to do is to get up onto our breast works and the Sharp Shooters will Soon pick him off

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to day is Sunday and it is very pleasant but awful warm and if it was not for the Smoke and Smell of powder it would be very pleasant here but I Should rather be inn oald lake county to day how I wish I was home to go to church with you to day but why do I rite so when I know that it cant be So but perhaps the time may be when we can go to church Sunday Some time you dont know how I want to See you but then I must be patient and wait until the right time comes I have not had leters from any one but you for a long time and it is for the reason that i have not riten to any one but you for a long time and if you had not Sent me that paper I Should of ben out before now and we cant get any paper her the Sutlars dont come near us

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the fourth Corps took Some fifteen hundred prisinors last thursday
I guess I mus now close and wil rite Soon again rite often to your husband Charley So good by


to Juliaett

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

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