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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Thomas Griffin Read
Date: September 28, 1864
Place: Point Lookout, Maryland
To: Martha White Read

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 1 page (22 x 15 cm) on 1 sheet

Number: MSN/CW 5015-19

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Point Lookout, Sept. 28th/64
Dear Wife;

     I wrote you from Winchester before leaving there; I now write again to let you know my destination which is the above place; we came here by way of Harper's Ferry & Baltimore, reaching here last Tuesday; this is a very pleasant camp, situated at the entrance of the Potomac into Chesapeake Bay; my health is as good as usual, & I can do very well for clothes &ct for some time. I saw Cousin Joseph Reeves as we came through Baltimore but not to talk with him; I left a note for him, & expect to get considerable aid from him before long; we are all in good tents & doing very well; Christian Shirley is here & well, also J. Bowles, Wm Arnold, & Geo. Bodell from New Market. We have preaching every night, & work of all sorts among the prisoners, of whom there are over nine thousand. We have access to the beach all the time where we can wash when we please. But I must close love to all & write soon to

Your affect husband
Thomas G. Read

Address: Co. E. ninth Division, In care of Major Brady

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