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Henry H. Maley Letters

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Henry H. Maley
Date: February 8, 1865
Place: Camp at Huntsville, Alabama
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 5023-34

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

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Camp At Huntsville
Allabama February 8..1865
Dear Father And Mother

I will write you A few lines to let you know that I am well. I hope this will find you all the same. Their is nothing of interest going on here. I got here last night I found the boys all well they are having A good time here they have good quarters and poot on lots of stile.. When I got here I found .10. letters I hadent got A letter since I left the regiment until I got here.. Their is one of the best springs here. I ever saw it waters the town it runs as much water as fall crick

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I was on guard yesterday we only stand til midnight we have to take up drunk fellows and we have orders to take up all that hasent passes and every one that dont walk strate. I suppose you have gay times going to danceses I would like to be their to go to some of them. they have a spree here once in A while they had one here last night at corps hed quarters it was an officers dance the niggers had one two the officers go and dance with the niggers A private is not allowed to go to that cind of A dance I dont suppose their is many that wants to go. The folks dress very gay most all of them ware hats. You cant tell when you see them whether they are

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white or black that is what I dont like. When I cant tel a nigger from the white ones. Their is some officers that will git the divil when they git home. Capt of Company .G. is one of them Their is A band stays here in town they play for the theatre they show here every night it is only 50 cts A look I havnot went yet I guess I will wate til it comes my turn to go as guard every 10..nights Company K sends A guard. Their is some talk of gitting pay soon I hope we will git to stay here until our time is out I like this place very well. I am sorry to here of Calvins [i.e., Pvt. John C. Harrah's] death I was in hopes he would git well

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S. M. Davenport i.e., Pvt. Samuel M. Davenport, Co. G, 84th Illinois Infantry] is sick in the hopsital at Pulaski the last time I saw him he was able to walk A round some.
     Well I have wrote more than will interest you so I will quit Write often to your hopeful

H H Maley
W.m. M Maley and E. A. Maley

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

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