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Henry H. Maley Letters

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Henry H. Maley
Date: April 27, 1865
Place: Camp at Nashville, 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 5023-43

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

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Camp at Nashville Tenn
April the 27.. /65

Dear Father And Mother

I will answer three or four of your letters at once. We did not get any male for over A week when it did come I got 5.. one from Squire and one from Charles Harrah and 2 or 3 from you.
Well there is lots of talk now some think we will git home in A short time and some think we will have to go to Texas yet we can here any thing we want to.. All the troops that are in Ind. and Ohio. are ordered front

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I suppose they intend to re organise the corps some thinks that all that has under 6.. months to stay will be put together and the rest formed in to A new corps. I dont hardly think they will take us to Texas. no one can tel I dont care any thing A bout it their is to many big spiders and horned toads and such things for to suit me.
I see you dont estimate gray backs very high. Well I think they are A grand thing I think army gray back can beat Oregon stock so bad that they would be left in the shade. I want you to git rid of that stock before I git home I dont think the stock

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would get A long well to gether.. I think a fellow is hard up that will do as you say Wash. Coon did.. he is wors than A soldier I think if I can't do better than he did I will never go home. it is hard to git rid of them in the army there is so many together.. I think Delia has taken A rong idy. I am sure she is welcom to stay as long as she wants to for all I care. I dont think I ever said anything to make her think I wanted her to leav if I have I ask pardon for I never ment any thing of the cind. From what Will [i.e., William H. Stockton] says I dont suppose I will know the boys he says they have all grown up.

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he said he didnot hardly know his own brothers they had grown so much.. you can tel Charles [i.e., Charles H. Maley] that I was very glad to here from him and would like he would write often.. I will bring this to a close write often to your hopeful

H H Maley

Wm.. M.. And
.E.A. Maley

I will send Charles a song he may have seen it

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

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