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Henry H. Maley Letters

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Henry H. Maley
Date: October 2, 1864
Place: Camp near Atlanta, Georgia
To: William M. and Elizabeth A. Maley

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 3 pages (21 x 13 cm.) on 1 folded sheet

Number: MSN CW 5023-21

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

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Camp Near Atlanta
Ga October 2th 1864

Dear Father And Mother

I will write you a fiew lines to let you know that I am well and feal fine I hope you are all the same.. Their is nothing mutch going on here now We go on picket every three day that is not very hard on us we have to poot on some stile.. day before yesterday they had quite a time they prezented each brigad in the division a flag they had the division out in the hot sun 6 ours running a round they say it is the hardest days work they have done on the campaign

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it was some of a sight or would be to any one that never saw the like I wish you could have seen it it is nothing to me I dont care if I never see a nother division if the rebs was poot down.. Their is lots of talk here about the election their is quite a number of McClellin [i.e., George B. McClellan] men in the regiment Company H is all McC. men they took a Vote the other day and their was a majority for Lincoln in the regiment a bout 75 ..Maj.. their is not very many in our company that will go for McClellin. Some will start something and it goes the rounds and when one thing gits worn out they will start some thing els. they some times git

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the war almost over if talking would settle it they would soon finish it The boys is mostly all well now Some of them has furlows but they cant git home. now the rebs are playing thunder with the railroad I guess they have bin tearing it up some. I was on picket last night and I cant think of any thing to write and what I have wrote you will not care about reding so I will quit write often to your hopeful in the army

Henry H. Maley

William M. Maley
E. A. Maley

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

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