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Henry H. Maley Letters

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Henry H. Maley
Date: July 21, 1864
Place: Camp Near Atlanta, Georgia
To: William M. and Elizabeth A. Maley

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

Number: MSN CW 5023-05

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

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Camp Near Atlanta.G.A.
July the 21.1864

Dear Father and Mother

I thought I would write A gain I dident know but what you would like to here from me. I am well and I hope this will find you the same We have got in to a little muss here. We advanced yesterday found the rebs wating for us. We got them started and made them fall back near a mile dark came and we stoped. Company.K. was skirmishers. We had very good luck there was only one man hurt and he was hit with a bal that hit a stone it was Call [i.e., Pvt. John C. Harrah, Co. K, 84th Illinois Infantry]. It did not go through his pants it hurt for a

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little while like thunder he said he thought it had went through him. we advanced the skirmish line a about 500 yeards a head of the line of battle it was dark we couldent see a man.50.yards we got to whare they had the brush all cut down and we stopped and the rebs stoped to one of the .30.Ind saw the rebs and wanted them to come in and they wouldent do it and he let fly at him the rebs fired a volley at us. we lit into them and they fel back the .30.Ind.wasnot over 20 steps from them. there was one man killed he belonged to the.59.Ohio.he was shot through the hart he did not live over a minute I [illeg] know whether we hurt any of them or not. We got a captain and I think that is doing very well. They say we killed .5.rebs last night.

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     The rebs charged Nuton [i.e., Brig. Gen. John Newton] 5 times. they drove him back the first time the next time they couldent commit he went in to them and drove them quite a piece they thought they would git him he had to cross a crick and that is when they mad the charge we are with in .4. miles of Atlanta on the east side. I think we will have Atlanta in a fiew days if nothing gits rong. I hope then the compaign will stop for a while and I think it will there is quite a number of regiments times out their and they will have to stop and consolidate the army before they can move a gin. The boys are all well that you know and feal fine. I feal better now than I did when we left

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Blue Springs; William Stockton [i.e., Pvt. William H. Stockton, Company K, 84th Illinois Infantry] got a letter from Frank [i.e., Sgt. James F. Fryrear, Co. K, 84th Illinois Infantry] he is at the field hospital Chattanooga he says he dont feal any better than he did when he left the regiment; That tobacco you sent me some one stole I had not used a bit of it I think there was the same a mount come for Frank if there was the captain useed it he had a lot of franks letters that he was going to send to him he never said a word a bout gitting any thing but some tea that he gave to Will Stockton. We found a paper just like that. was a round mine with Franks name on it. I dont think that is the wright way to do things it is not the way they would like to be used. I must quit for this time write often to

Henry H. Maley

To, William M Maley
E. A. M

Transcription last modified: 07 Jun 2006 at 08:45 AM EDT

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