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Samuel T. Reeves Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Samuel T. Reeves
Date: April 16-17, 1865
Place: Camp Dennison, Ohio
To: Huldah Reeves

Physical Description: ink on paper; 8 pages (20 x 13 and 18 x 11 cm) on 2 folded sheets

Number: MSN CW 5012-16

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No. 12
Aprile the 16th/65
Dear Huldah

     Through the mercies of our Father in Heaven I am Spared to realise another Sabbath morning and have the opertunity of converseng with you by the way of letter this is a beautiful Brite morning the Sun reflects on the hills in rear of the camp the timber being green the dogwood in full Bloom causes a Sean of reflection it brings my minde to the thought of my Childehood when I loved to traverse the forrests a gathering the many diffrent flowers

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which the warm breese and bright Sun of the May morning brought forth ) these was happy moments Spent with childelike friends ) I think I could enjoy the Same to day if I was permitted to be with the ones moste dear to me ) I am deprived of this at the presant ) but I am thankful truly thankful that I am blessed with the many privaleges that I enjoy at the presant time ) I was at the City on the 14 there was a greate display I have not Seen an estimate of he number of people that was thare but thar was a greate many wee had free transpertation thare and back ) if you and Willie had been there I could ejoyed my Self Better

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I was nearly all over the City. I think wee will get the details of the day in the morning paper it would been out before this time if the death of the president [i.e., President Abraham Lincoln] had not occurred on the Same night ) the news of that death give a great Shock through our nation all true harted loyal Christians feels that they have lost a friend Some rejoised over his death in cincinn [sp. Cincinnati] they was Shot immediately ) one in our Camp Said that he was glad of it he had ought to died four years ago ) he was knocked down with a chair and was beat So he has to keep his Bead I hope Such men will be treated in like manner every where for Such men is traitors to the goverment and the laws of our Country

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I hope there is none Such in your town ) this is a pritty good time to learn whether a mans Sympathy is for our Countries good or not ) I hope the murder will be Secured from what I can the leading men of the South is known to this terable affare thare was a letter found (in the supposed murders) trunk Stating this would been done before the forth of March ) had his assistant not backed out ) in a dispatch from richmond in a February paper it Stated that thare would be Something done before the fourth of March that would awake the nation (this Shows that thare was others interested in the Bloody affare) it is all rite and and will come out rite ) S.T.Re.

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Aprile the 17. 1865.

Good Morning loved ones I hope you are all well this morning the news is good Mobile is ours wee took 5.700 prisners and 300 Guns ) our loss is not estimated in the morning paper ) thare was an examination yesterday Sending Some to the front ) they did not think me a fit Subject ) I think I am about well I have but little pain in my limbs my apetite is good . I feel well. I may be Sent to the regt Soon I cant tell ) I haint going

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to coaks to get to go yet a while) but I am ready at any time if the Doct thinks I will stand the trip ) this the 18 I feel well this morning I hope this will finde you all well I will Send you a paper of the 18. it gives me the details rumors that Johnsons [i.e., General Joseph E. Johnston] army is generaly good as I expect to get a letter to day I will close for the presant ) good eavening to all the male come but thare was no letters for Saml they have

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missed connection ) wee are doing fine have nothing to do and plenty to eate My Squad has not been on duty but two hours in the last two weeks all is going fine John Mccord [i.e., Corporal John McCord] is Still in the Kitchin his health is about as common tell me wheathe all of the folk got my photographs or no as the male is ready to start I will close from your ever true husband

S T Reeves

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My love to all a kiss to H He good Bye

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

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