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Henry H. Maley Letters

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Henry H. Maley
Date: November 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 5023-24

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

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..Camp At Pulaski Tenn
November..the.. ..1864

Dear Father and Mother

I will write A fiew lines to let you know that I am well and I hope this will find you all the same
Their is nothing of importance going on here they are building some small forts one of them has three guns in it the other is not done yet they are working on it to day. We havnot had any male for some time the bridge over duckriver washed a way and the cars cant run through we are only ..38.. miles from Nashville. their is ..6.. or .8.. stoars in Pulaski they have most

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every thing to sell any wone wants. it has cleared off and it is very cold of nights I was on camp guard last night and I like to have froze we sleap cool of nights they havnot braught up the extra blankets yet I wish they would if we are going to stay here any length of time. their is quite a lot of drafted men here their is 200.. for the 31 Ind.. they say that the 20.. corps has got 9.. new regiments the corps numbers 40,000 now their hasnot any come for our regiment yet I don't care about any we would have to drill and as long as we dont git any we willnot have to drill.. they are makeing out the pay rolls and some say we will git pay to

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morrow I hope we will. the day of the election it was raning like thunder and we was falling timber their is lots of talk here some think that McClellan will be elected I cant see it yet. our regiment went the strongest for little Mc. of any Ills regiment I have herd from. they have a negro town here that works for the govnerment they have raised about 1.30 bails of cotton that is worth some thing.
     The boys are all well that is here the last we hered of Call he was at no .2.. hospital Chattanooga I shouldent wonder if he had gon home they are furlowing all of the sick and wounded I hope he will git to go home he was in a awful fix;

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Well I have wrote all I can think of so I will quit Write often to your hopeful

H.H. Maley

William M Maley
And E.A. Maley

H H Maley Co..K..84
Ills Vol 3 brigade
1 division ..4..A.C..
Chattanooga Tenn

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

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