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Caley Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Charles Caley
Date: October 31, 1864
Place: Rome, Georgia
To: Juliaette Carpenter Caley

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

Note: ink badly faded, especially p. 1. Several words traced over in pencil

Number: MSN CW 5024-26

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

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Rome. Ga.
Oct 31st '64

     Dear juliaett as I am not very busey this morning I wil try to pass a part of my time inn writing Saturday morning we left [illeg] and marched twenty two milds and camped at [illeg] within five milds of River I was on picket it was quite cold and I got but litel rest we started yesterday morning early and got [3 words illeg] and was orderd to sign the pay rolls for eight months pay we got them all ready by noon and expected to get our pay this morning but I have not heard any thing about it this morning we are to get four months pay at $15 a month and four months at $16 a month

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I dont know how we can Send our money home but if we get no other way we wil have to risk it by mail.
Isac Schram [i.e., Corp. Isaac Schram, Co. F, 105th Ohio Infantry] came back to the company yesterday he had ben inn town two or three days waiting for us to come up he Saw you but was not aquainted with you and did not Speak to you. The report inn camp is that our division of this Corps is to Stay here and the other two to go on a campaign we dont know which divsiion wil Stay I hope it will be the third
I put by my writing this forenoon to clean up my gun and get ready for muster and inspection Our regt Sent out a foraging party this morning and a orderly from the first division went out and ordered them all inn and told

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them that we was going to move right off So the boys came inn we had not got orders to moove to day but are to be ready to moove at Six o.c. inn the morning but whare to or which way we have no ideah we go I was realy in hopse we would get payed here and we may posably yet but I am afraid we wil not
Muster and inspection is now over and I wil try to finish this leter and Send it off to the ofice. I received the nedel book you Sent it came all right yesterday also Some writing paper the Sage has not come yet and it has ben Some time Since I have had a leter from you I got one from Thomas yesterday and one from Marey two or three days ago She was wel and also the Children but oald Mrs Thomas was quite poorly William was at

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at Knoxville and expected to Stay thare until his time was out it is very litel Soldiers [illeg] has done I would not care if I could get Some Such chance as He has for the rest of my time
Wel Juliaett I have not very mutch to write this time So pleas excuse a Short leter write often to your husband


J H Caley

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

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