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Samuel T. Reeves Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Samuel T. Reeves
Date: April 2-4, 1865
Place: Camp Dennison, Ohio
To: Huldah Reeves

Physical Description: ink on paper; 4 pages (21 x 13 cm) on 1 folded sheet

Number: MSN CW 5012-12

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No: 8
Camp Dennison Ohio
Aprile the 2/65
Dearest Huldah

     I feel thankful that I am spared to See another Sabbath morning and blessed with the privalege of writing to the ones moste dear to me: this is a beautiful morning it Seams that nature knows nothing of the awful Struggle that is now in progress in our land ) but when the peace dove Spreads her wings over the land once more ) and those who has bravely battled for it will return to their welcom homes and resuming their old home pursuits wee will forget the hatred and Strife that now prevails but the lesson of the war

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will never be forgotten ) (improving by its bloody instructions) wee will become more united contented and happy ) for peace will flow as a River. and prosperity will roll over our land as the waves over the Sea ) but enough of this at the present ) I am going to church I wish you was here to go with me ) you Say you woant go ) well I must go alone this time So good Bye love ) Good eavening dear ) I heared a pretty good Sermond you will finde the text in matthew 9 chapt part of the 12 verce) they that be whole need not a physician but they that are Sick ) Just after dinner had Baked Beef and potatoes and turnups I feel as though I could do untill Supper if they dont put it off to long as I will not send this out for a day or two I will close good Bye) S.T.Reeves

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     Aprile the 3 I hope that you are all well) wee have cheering news from the army this morning. I will Send you a paper: I think the decisive Battle will be faught before long . I dont think the Rebles will hold out much longer but that is not for us to know at the presant if god has a desire in this war ) (and I truly believe he has) it will close when the national Sin is blotted out and not before ) Gods will must and will be done and wee Should be reconsiled to it ) Aprile the 4 thare is good news this morning the report of Richman [sp. Richmond] being in our hands is confermed this morning. Signed By Secrtary Stanton, it Says the Stars and Stripes are floating over what has been termed the Reble Capital ) the military authorities Seams to think that peace is not fare distant ) I hope So

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I will Send another paper to you this morning it giving you the latest news that wee have tell me wheather you get the papers I Send one is the Third one the fourth I think I will get a letter from you this morning ) Good eavening Dear I hope you are all well this eavening the male come in but no letter for Sam I think it has been miss laid Some way I think I am Still on the mend My breast has got entirely well and my legs is gaining Strength John McCord [i.e., Corporal John McCord] is about as common ) give my love to all Remember me in your prayers ) May the lord Bleess and guide us through this world of Sarrow )

from your ever true Husband S.T.Reeves good Bye with (a Kiss)

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Transcription last modified: 17 Nov 2003 at 02:06 PM EST

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