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Henry H. Maley Letters

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Henry H. Maley
Date: January 18, 1865
Place: 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 5023-32

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

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Pulaski Tenn
January..18th 1865

Dear Father And Mother

I thought I would write A fiew lines to let you know that I am well and I hope this will find you all the same. Their is not mutch going on here now. When we left the hospital we come here and there was not any going to the front and they detailed us for commusary guards I suppose we will stay here as long as the captain does that is in charge of it he

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sent and got a perminant detail so the sargant said it is post Commusary and when we leave here I guess we will go with him whare ever Gen. Thomas orders him he has to go.. Their is 4 here out of the 84.. H. P Nott [i.e., Pvt. Henry B. Nott, Co. G, 84th Illinois Infantry] is here the others you dont know. We live fine here we go out and kill a hog every 2 or 3 days.. I havenot herd from the regiment since I left and I dont care if I dont see it for 7.. months. it is as good to me to be back in the rear as it is to any boddy their is someone got to do this

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duty and we may as well do it as any body els we are on duty half the time I would rather do that way than stand out in the wet. one of the boys come from up town and he says that we are going to be relieved here and go to Huntsville and set up a nother Commusary their he said we would go with him. I dont know how true it is. they havent got the railroad fixed yet to here they have a bridge or two to build yet..
I suppose you are all having gay old times going to spreese and eating good things. I would

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like to be their and have some fun to and eat up the good things I think I will be their this Summer if I live..
     Well I have wrote all I can think of so I will quit for this time write often to your Hopeful

H H Maley

To William and
E.A. Maley

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

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