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Henry H. Maley Letters

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Henry H. Maley
Date: April 8, 1865
Place: Camp at Lick Creek, 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 5023-42

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

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..Camp Lickcrick, Tenn
April the .8.. 1865

Dear Father and Mother

I will try and answer your letter I was very glad to here from you I am well at present and I hope this will find you all the same. I got that letter from Susie I was not looking for A letter from her she writes A good letter. I got a letter from Charles Harrah the other night he wanted to know how much pay was comeing to Calvin [i.e., Pvt. John C. Harrah, Co. K, 84th Illinois Infantry] I wrote A letter to him not long A go I told him

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A bout sending Father that money and A bout how much was comeing to him yet in the regiment I dont know how much the govnerment ows him it is something over 11. months pay.
     The nuse is very good now I think the war will be over this spring I think the rebs ar hard up now. Richmond is gon up and so many of his men taken they cannot hold out much longer. The 1.. brigade is gone on A scout some say they got whiped I dont believe it yet it may be so. we had orders to march the other day but it was

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counter manded they say we would git pay before we left the pay master is here but the money is not and I dont think any one knows when it will be here if we dont git it before long I dont care A bout it. the boys are all well in K.. and G.. it rains here a bout every other day we are camped in a swamp I dont think it is very healthy here. it is very pleasant here now their is not much use for A coat here now I suppose their is some sharp weather up north yet their has not been any frost since we have been here

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I think I will be home in time to help you stack wheat. Shurman [sp. Sherman] says he is going to muster us out one of the braveest armys their ever was in 4. months I think we will be going out A bout that time to. S. M. Davenport [i.e., Pvt. Samuel M. Davenport, Co. G, 84th Illinois Infantry] told me to tell you he is all right and that I am going to eat dinner with him tomorrow he has got A box from home and has some thing good. Write to your hopeful

H H Maley

Wm M  E A Maley

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

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