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Henry H. Maley Letters

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Henry H. Maley
Date: February 22, 1865
Place: Huntsville, Alabama

Physical Description: Ink on Paper; 4 pages (21 x 13 cm.) on 1 folded sheet

Number: MSN CW 5023-36

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

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..Huntsville, Ala.. -- 1865

Dear Father And Mother

I will try and answer your letter of the 6.. I was very glad to here from you I hope this will find you as well as I am at this time. it is the first letter I have had from you since I come to the regiment. They are having A big review today the regiment has gon and their was enough with out me so I got to stay and I am glad of it for it is raning like thunder the boys will be awful wet I guess they can stand it

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for it is not the first time. Their is some talk of us going to a little place up on the railroad by the name of Scotsboro between here and Stevenson a bout 40.. miles from here I would rather stay here the rest of our time but if we have to go I suppose it is all right I dont want to have to build any more shanties if I could help it it is only six months more and then they can go to the devel for me until the rest comes out that is at home then I will come a gain if the war is not over it is as much to one as a

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nother. 3 years is a long time to stay in the servis I guess I can stand it. this thing of raseing bounty to git subs and paying them a bounty to I dont think is right we are just as good as they are and we will not git $500 or 600. dollars for inlisting I like to live as well as any boddy if I live to git home and any of them asks me to go as sub and they havent served any I think I will tell them to go to hell whare they belong and like as not if they are not to big I will knock

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the day lights out of them., Well I have wrote more than you will want to read so I will stop write often to your hopeful

H H Maley

Wm M and E A Maley

I think I will go to the Theatre to night if nothing gowes rong any way
Dick Woods [i.e., Pvt. Richard Woods, Co. K, 84th Illinois Infantry] proposed to go. i havent been yet and I want to see what cind of a thing it is.
Tell Charles [i.e., Charles H. Maley] to write often. I like to here from him

Transcription last modified: 06 Jun 2005 at 02:28 PM EDT

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