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Taylor Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: J. Gibson Taylor
Date: June 27, 1864
Place: Military Prison, Rock Island, Illinois
To: Jonathan G. Taylor

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 1 page (23 x 18 cm.) on 1 sheet

Number: MSN/CW 5033-02

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Miltary Prison Rock Island Ill
Barricks No 75 June 27th 1864

Dear Father

     I am now stationed here to remain for some time and take this opportunity to give you an idea of my condition. My health is tolerable good. I had a slight chill yesterday evening but feel much better to day. I have but one suit of clothing and would like very much for you to send me some as soon as possible, especially shirts & drawers I have no money that will buy any thing here I would be very glad that you would send me some to buy some delicacies to eat and paper stamps &c I saw uncle William & Albert last March. They were both enjoying good health. I suppose you could box the clothing up and send them by express. I will try to ascertain where Bob [i.e., Sgt. Robert W. Taylor, Co. E, 10th Kentucky Cavalry] is and write to him. Give my love to sisters & brothers and all my relations & friends. Tell them all to write soon to your affectionate son

Gibson Taylor

Transcription last modified: 06 Mar 2007 at 10:32 AM EST

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