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Henry H. Maley Letters

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Henry H. Maley
Date: December 13, 1864
Place: Camp Nashville, Tennessee
To: William M. and Elizabeth A. Maley

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 4 pages (21 x 14 cm.) on 1 folded sheet

Number: MSN CW 5023-29

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

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Camp Nashville Tenn

Dear Father And Mother I will write you a fiew lines to let you know that I am well I hope this will find you the same.. Their is nothing mutch going on here now. the rebs havnot tryed to do any thing for some time we was on picket last night we could see them very plane but we could not hit them they are a bout 900 yards off and that is

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a long shot. they hardly ever shoot they havnot hurt any one yet.. I got a letter from Aunt Juliett the other day they are not very well over their now.. I got a letter from Call [i.e., Pvt. John C. Harrah, Co. K, 84th Illinois Infantry] last night he is on the Ohio floting hospital New albany Ind.. he has the rheumatism he cannot walk yet he was so bad he couldnot turn over in bed. It is so slick here now that we can hardly stand up it froze ice thick enough to hold up a man you can think how nice it is in a little tent that the wind can blow

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through like a siv.. The boys that is here now are all well. Mat McCullick got back the other day he does not look very well he drank to much of the kill around the corner.. I guess old Hood thinks he will take Nashville yet I think he will have a good time.. I saw Wm Knott to day he is in the 2.. Iowa Cavalry he looks fine..
     I will send you the picture of Company K that was taken at Blue Springs they are not all a live that is in

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the picture I dont suppose you will know hardly any of them I think you will know Franks and Will Stocktons and that is all.. Well I have wrote all I can think of so I will bring this to a close. this is from

H H Maley

To Wm M
E A Maley

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

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