University of Notre Dame
Rare Books and Special Collections
Return Home
Topical Collections
Personal and Family Papers
Military Records
Letters and Correspondences
Anderson-Reavis Correspondence
Cicero R. Barker
Mary Bettle
Caley Family Correspondence
William Combs
Mary Crowell
Henry S. Figures
M. A. Harvey
Ora W. Harvey
John M. Jackson
James B. Jordan
Henry H. Maley
Christopher C. McKinney
Meek Family Correspondence
morgan Family Correspondence
James Parkison
Peed Family Letters
G. Julian Pratt
John Pugh
Harrison E. Randall
Read Family Correspondence
Samuel T. Reeves
Harrison E. savage
Shriver Family Correspondence
Shriver Family Correspondence
Sillers-Holmes Family Correspondence
Taylor Family Correspondence
Thomas Family Correspondence
Herbert Benezet Tyson
Isaac Ira White
Diaries and Journals
Miscellaneous Manuscripts

  (transcriptions only)

Technical Details
Manuscripts of the American Civil War
Henry H. Maley Letters

< previous letter |  index  | next letter >

Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Henry H. Maley
Date: November 15, 1864
Place: Camp at Pulaski, Tennessee
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 5023-23

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

(Please click on our Technical Details button at left
for more information on transcription conventions,
image scanning conventions, etc.)

Page 1      Images: 150 DPI100 DPI72 DPI

Camp at Pulasci [sp. Pulaski] Tenn..
November the "5." 1864
Dear Father and Mother

     I will answer your letter of the 25 I was very glad to here from you I hope this will find you as well as I am at this time. they are stakeing off camp this morning it looks as tho we was going to stay here some time we got on the cars at Chattanooga and went to Athens we got their a bout 3.. in the morning the rebs was a round not very far off their We 2 regiments stationed there and when we got their

Page 2      Images (pages 2 & 3): 150 DPI100 DPI72 DPI

they was all gon we didnot know but what the rebs was their wating for us some whare their was more of them their we went in to the fort and stayed their til they come back and then we started for this place it is 35.. miles and we marched it in a day and a half and it rained all the time the last 15 miles was pike we only rested twice I think that is marching hard. We have counted it up and since we left Atlanta we have marched ..400.. miles and wrode on the cars 150.. we have done the hardest marching on this trip we ever done. I think if we keep on we will git so we can

Page 3      Images (pages 2 & 3): 150 DPI100 DPI72 DPI

march 50. or 60 miles a day.. All of our corps is here. now the .2.. division come in this morning..
     Well I hope you will have a good time over in Iowa I guess you can sell that land I dont think I would like to live their as for hitching to any one I cant see it yet if it is any thing like the US.- servis I want to be counted out 3 years is all I can stand and to volunteer for life would be wors. I think you had better let Russel have it if he will give enough for it I would rather have land in Ills. I think you can look

Page 4      Images: 150 DPI100 DPI72 DPI

for about $1.00 in a month from now.) You will git tired of reding this so I will quit Write often to your hopeful in the army

H H Maley

To: Wm M ) E A Maley

tell Charles [i.e., Charles H. Maley] that I got that book he sent to me)

Transcription last modified: 06 Jun 2005 at 02:24 PM EDT

< previous letter |  index  | next letter >

  Related Collections:   Colonial & Revolutionary America Early National & Antebellum America American Civil War Modern America Sports

Rare Books and Special Collections

University of Notre Dame
Copyright © 2006, 2009, 2011

Dept. of Special Collections
University of Notre Dame
102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Telephone: 574-631-0290
Fax: 574-631-6308
E-Mail: rarebook @