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Henry H. Maley Letters

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Document Type: Autograph Letter

Author: Henry H. Maley
Date: August 17, 1864
Place: Camp Near Atlanta, Georgia
To: William M. and Elizabeth A. Maley

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 3 pages (22 x 13 cm.) on 1 folded sheet

Note: Signature excised (p. 3).

Number: MSN CW 5023-12

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

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Camp near Atlanta.Ga.
Aug the.17 1864

Dear Father And Mother

     I thought I would write A few lines to let you know that I am well and I hope this will find you the same they are trying to rase a muss this evening. they say the rebs have bin going a round to our left for some time. I guess they think if they make a fuss here it will draw them back. I think they dont want the rebs to git to far a round on our left they might take us in out of the wet.

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     I would not have wrote so soon but I got them boots and tobacco he sent them by mail the postage was $3.60 that is heavy I think the tobacco he cut in two and put a piece in each boot the boots fit fine I like them first rate I am a thousand times obbliged for them I expect you will git tired of paying for soldiers letters I write a bout every other day but three cents is not mutch. George Pence [i.e., Pvt. George W. Pence, Co. E, 7th Iowa Infantry] was here to day from the.7.Iowa. he looks fine it is the first time I have saw him since he come in to the servis. John Foster [i.e., Sgt. John L. Foster, Co. E, 7th Iowa Infantry] was killed on the 4 of this mont I dont know as you know him. George was

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over to the 10 and 16 vt they ar all well and doing fine. supper is reddy and the mail is going out so I will have to bring this to a close. You must write often to your hopeful

[signature excised]

William M Maley
E. A. Maley

Transcription last modified: 03 Jun 2005 at 03:15 PM EDT

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