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Caley Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Charles Caley
Date: April 9, 1865
Place: Gatesboro, North Carolina
To: Juliaette Carpenter Caley

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

Number: MSN CW 5024-31

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

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Gatesboro N.C.
April 9th 1865

My Dear Juliaett

to day is Sunday and what a pleasant day it is and how I wish I was inn Mentor with you to day but whats the use of wishing. but inn a little over four months if al goes wel I Shall expect to again be with you and then we can talk over what we have Seen for the last three years with pleasure we have just received orders to Start out on our campaign tomorrow morning whare we Start for we dont know but I expect we will have a long campaign again but I dont think it can be as hard as our last we have a larger army

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and Conciquently wil moove much Slower than we did on our last Campaign we also expect it to be longer before we get to Communications but I hope we may be mistaken.
We get the best of newse from Grants Armey if the half of it is true the rebel armey inn that part is about played out W--m. Thomas was over to See me last night he complains considerable about his friends at home he thinks Some one must get his letters and keep or destroy them inn place of giving them to Marey I am afraid he is about right for his brother Charley is afraid that oald mr Thomas thinks more of william than he does of him and Charley and the oald man has had conciderable trouble about the plaice Since

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William left but why do I write this but I guess it it is all right william toald it to me and I to you but I am not afraid of its going any farther. I am realy in hopse I may get a leter writen inn April from you before we leave I think the last I received was the 18th or 19th of March the rest of the boys have received them as late as April 2nd but I wil not give it up yet I wil put this by and wait until the last moment to Send it and See if I cant hear from you again
I have just received yours of the 26th and I need not tell you how glad I was go get it this may be the last letter I Shall get from you for two months or longer but hope not but Oald Biley Says this is to be a long campaign

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you wanted to know what the woman I stayed with at Fayetteville was She was a Reb no doubt but then She was a very fine woman and treated me with as much respect as any one could her Husband was a Merchant but had left the plaice before we got thair but intended to return when the yanks left his name was A. H. Johnson his wife was from Oald Vermont and quite a lady thair was also two young lady'S Staying thair they were orphants and wer wel brought up
I eat at the Same tabel with them and was used with respect When I left One of the Girls gave me a pair of Socks and the other one gave me a pair of cotten gloves of thair own manufacturing (they asked me to receive them as a token of remembrance)
Wel Juliaett I see I am geting to the botom of the page and must stop write often to your husband good by

C C Caley

Juliaette H Caley

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

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