Camp of the 23rd Mass vols
kinston N C
April 29th [1865]
My dear wife
yours of the 15th is received you dont
know how glad I was to here from you and
to know that you are all well you thought
that you had got a Lot of green backs when
you opened the Letter I wish they had been that
is all that I have seen for the Last six months
we have Just been mustered in for two more
months Pay now Let them shell out we will
not get over the death of the President verry soon
it makes us feell all the harder against the
Rebels if we catt catch anny Lurking about
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here they will be Put out of the way verry
quick we ought to hang up all that dont Lay
down thier arms now well Joe Johnson
has serrendered to old Bill at Last and
Lyon in kentuckey has give in and now
we want the Rebels in texas for they
can make some trouble for us if they
want to I dont think that the men that
came out in 61 will be discharged untill all
the men of 62 are for there times
are out in July and August the vets
will be kept till the Last well it
dont make much ods to us I see that
the People have cleared out the Rebel Paper
in Porthmouth it ought to have been done Long
ago I Suppose that [???] was a Plenty of men
in Newburyport that was glad to have the
President killed
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such men as old Robinson and Merrill
and Peabody. they will have to stand one
side after the soldiers get home I wish
we could get a good Porttrait of Lincoln
we must have one to Put along side of
Martyrs Elsworth we have been under
orders to go to newbern for a week
but have not gone yet but we dont
think that we will stop here a great
while Longer I hope not for it [??]
dul well I hope that this will find
you all well at home that is the
greatt greatest blessing we can get we
are having very hot wether now
Iwish I wish we could get farther
North this summer it would be
more healthy. well I hope
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that we will get to our homes did you
see my Letters in the herald Prehaps Colby
did not Put it in well I should
Like to See you and the
children this morning. I suppose
they have gone to sunday school
I would Like to See them. give my
Love to all the folk and all
my friends. kiss the Children
for me and I will Close
(write often
from your

April 29, 1865


Co. A, 8th Massachusetts Infantry; Co. I, 23rd Massachusetts Infantry
private; sergeant
Residence (County): 
Essex County, MA


Residence (County): 
Essex County, MA


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 


To State: 
To Municipality: 
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Transcription/Proofing Info

Bambi Whitaker
Transcription Date: 
December, 2013
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
January, 2014

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