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Read Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Thomas Griffin Read
Date: October 19, 1864
Place: Point Lookout, Maryland
To: Martha White Read

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 1 page (20 x 13 cm) on 1 sheet

Number: MSN/CW 5015-21

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Pt. Lookout, October 19th, 1864
Dear Wife:

     I've written you twice since I was captured, once at Winchester, & once since arriving here; but as I am anxious to hear from home I write again, & send you two stamps, as I doubt whether you can get them there; I had none when I wrote last. I've recvd two letters from Cous. J. Reeves, in each of which he sent me $5.00, & ten stamps; he is very kind, & I shall never forget him. He wrote that his Bro. James had lately got a letter from John [i.e., John Henry Read], that he was well; intend writing to John soon, & would like to write to Bro. James if I knew his address please let me know.- My health is better now than it was am staying in the tent with C. Shirley who is a very good messmate; we are doing very well at present - can buy almost anything for the money - I drew a very good overcoat, & I & Christian sleep tolerably well together, have a bed off the ground, & a good tent.- We have a school here every day taught by rebels gratis; also prayer meeting every morning, & twice on Sund. ther is preaching at the schoolhouse.- I heard a sermon last Sund. from Numb. 10:29.- We draw loaf bread every day, get pork, or beef for breakfast, & vegetable, bean, or potatoe soup for dinner. I have written twice to father, but have no answer yet, but have not had time yet, as it sometimes takes two, or three weeks for a letter to come, or go. When you write, don't write more than onePt. Lookout, Co. E., 6th Division, In care of Major Brady, Prov. Marshall - Write soon, & love to all - God bless, & protect us, is the prayer of

Your affect husband
Thos. G. Read

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