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Samuel T. Reeves Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Samuel T. Reeves
Date: May 14-15, 1865
Place: Camp Dennison, Ohio
To: Huldah Reeves

Physical Description: ink on paper; 3 pages (20 x 13 cm) on 1 folded sheet

Number: MSN CW 5012-22

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Camp Dennison Ohio
May the 14/65
Dear Huldah

     I Seat my self this eavening for the purpose of writing a few lines to you I hope that you are all well my pet that I have told you about under my arm has gathered again and is giving me some pain I feel quite poorly today you will excuse me for not writing much this time ) wee got a dispatch here By telegraph a few minutes ago that Jeff Davis [i.e., Jefferson Davis] was captured I hope it is true )

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thare is no other news of importance at the presant So good By My Dear ones a few minutes later ) it is confermed By telegraph that Davis is captured ) well love this day one year ago is a day long to be remembered by the Boys of Co. C. it was the Battle of resacea [sp. Resaca] where many a brave Soldier fell to rise nomore Some that I almoste loved as Brothers but it was the will of him that doeth all thing write ) May the 15
     Good morning Dear Huldy My gathering is running this morning I feel Some better Jeff Davis Captured is confirmed in this morning paper I will send it to you I hope this will finde my little

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family well I will close for the presant hoping the time is not far distant when I will be permitted to meete my loved ones at our humble cotage home Remember me in you prayers)
excuse the Short letter From you effectionate

Sam Reeves
good By )

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

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