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Read Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Thomas Griffin Read
Date: November 16, 1864
Place: Point Lookout, Maryland
To: Martha White Read

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

Number: MSN/CW 5015-25

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Point Lookout, Nov. 16/64
Dear Wife,

     This will make the third letter I've written without getting an answer to any one; but am expecting to hear from you every day; I write a gain as it seems so long since last writing; am still at the same place & doing pretty well as a prisoner; have made some money whilst here with which to buy something extra to eat & still have some on a book I recv'd from Cous. J. Reeves. C. Shirley has been sick some time, & is now at the hospital where he is doing very well. We sleep warm enough at night so far, having been furnished with blankets of which we are allowed two apiece - are also getting some wood which we burn in a large comp. kettle in the middle of the tent; most of the smoke goes out at the opening in the top, it being a large bell tent. Several new wells have been dug the water is very good & will be plentiful. Our rations are loaf bread, pork, bacon, or beef & bean, potatoe, or vegetable soup for dinner; we have a frying pan in which we make gravy, fry our bread the pork is very good, & fat which suits cold weather. I write to Cous. W. H. Read to send me a pr. shoes & pantaloons, if he doesn't send them will let you know since I thought over it, I might as well I can do a month, or so yet. Have not heard please write soon, as I am anxious to hear Love to M. N. & all, & God bless us, is the prayer of your affect husband

Thos. G. Read

please send me a few post stamp

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Point Lookout
Co. E. 6th Division
Care of Maj. A. G. Brady
Prov. Marshal

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Transcription last modified: 01 Mar 2007 at 01:36 PM EST

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