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Camp Tom Casey Dec 8 1862

My Dear Nellie Having
nothing else to doto day or rather this
evening thought I would write
you a few lines to let you know
that I still live and am allright
N. wrote you to day also F[???]
[?] i.e. they were mailed at the same
time of this. We go to the Bridge
in the morning to stay 48 hours
as usual and I am in hopes to
get a letter from you before I
get back. We get the mail of
the P.M. as he comes along when
we are down there. The mail is
carried by a private in Co. C.
who goes to Washington every
day with it on his back.
Now is the winter of our
discontent made glorious
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summer by our glorius
log houses we have got
moved into them and they
are very comfortable indeed
of course N. and I bunk to
gether. I sat up at the Hos-
pital night before last so I was
to sleepy to write much so I ans
wered one and then I raised
Ned
in the crib all day long
I had one of my spells that come
over me some times when I am at
home. I don’t suppose you can
recollect any of them can you Nellie
I received a letter from [L??] [Read?]
last week and a good one it was
too and as it was 15 days on the
road I answered it imediately
[Sa?] writes a good letter not a funny
one but gives me a good quantity
of excellent moral advice such
as is Especially suited to a man in
my circustances and as she is
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engaged I presume it will
not [cause?] no jealousy among my
other fair correspondents of the op-
posite sex. I also received a letter
from Mrs. Hall but she does not
write such letters as she used
to when she was single they are not
so long by ½ nor does she seem to
feel so much anxiety about my
Spiritual welfare as she did in
those days although my circumstan
ces would seem to demand more.
But as it happened I didn’t
Expect it and so I don’t care.
I have also received a letter from
Liz last week she is not very promp
I have written Otis and Mrs L.
[?]illin long ago but have received
no answers I wrote Mrs Blackstone
a few days ago. Those three are all
the
ones I have written to I believe
but what I have received answers
to It is awful cold here now and
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about 3 inches of snow on the ground
yesterday was an awful day in this place
it didn’t thaw any at all and there
was plenty of wind but today it
is warmer and I guess tomorrow it
will be warm. I should have had to
go on guard in the cold if I had not
sat up in the Hospital that counts
the same as going on guard. There was
a man died from Co B. that night
but he was not in that Hospital
We have two with about 40 more
in them both beside some 8 or 10 who
are at private houses. There
are none now that are dangerously
sick but there is one hundred
or more beside them who are duty
but I think now that we have
got into our new cribs
there will be less sickness.
I went up to the Quartermasters
the other day and got wighted
I find I have gained 16 ½ lbs of
meat since I came out here.
[added upside down at top of page 1]
Remember me to Miss Haskett when
you write to her and all other inquiring freinds
yours Charles

Date: 
December 8, 1862
Collection: 

Author(s)

Unit: 
Co. G, 25th Maine Infantry
Rank: 
Sergeant
Residence (County): 
Cumberland County, ME

Recipient(s)

Name Variant: 
"Dear Nell"

From

From Note: 
Camp Tom Casey

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcriber: 
Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
April, 2015
Proof Date: 

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