Dayton ohio Sept 7 1863
Dear father it is with
Pleasure that I write you
A few lins to let you know
That I am well at presant
Hoping these few lins may
Find you thesame when it
Cums to hand if ever
Well Father we Drew Some
Money yesterday andI gave
Ten Dollars to lt Eddie [1]
To Send to Cuyahoga falls
For me Henry Cover [2] Sent
Some to the falls for
Emanual to get lt Eddie
Espressed it to [Doctor?] Sumers
the post Master at the Falls
When Emanual Goes after
herrys you Can [send?] with
him after it if you or [3]
[page 2]
Mother needs any use it
and write and let me now
it you Get it the Boys
are all prety well I rote
to John the other Day about
lieutenant waterman [4]
Being Shot By one of
prety Bad he was Shot
on the out Sid of Camp
about 10 ocloc at night
he had A furlough and
was Going to Start home
on the one ocloc train So
you See he was not on
Duty and the man that
Shot him was turned over
to Civil Authority he was
put in Gail and the
Buternuts Bailed him
[page 3]
out he is round town now
if any of our Co ever Cums
across him at night he
is A Dead man our Boys
Swares they will kill him
if they ever find See him
the Buternuts are
threatning to Clean
us out But we Dont
fear them lutenant Eddie
told the Buternuts the
Night waterman was
Shot if they wanted to
rais A fuss he Could
Clean the whole town
out well enough of that
Father I am Going to
Get My picture taken
tomorow and Send it
to you I am Geting me
A Good pair of Boots
[page 4]
Made I will Close
Leutenant Edie Says
it will Soon Be mine
and henrys turn to
have furlough Good
By for this time

George Harris

Thomas harris

$10 [5]

  1. 1st Lt. John Eadie, Jr. served 1862-1865, promoted to Capt. Feb 8, 1865. Died in the explosion of the Sultana
  2. Pvt. Henry Cover served 1862-1865, captured at Lavergne
  3. In bottom left corner oval shaped stamp upside over last 5 lines “PENSION OFFICE JUL 12 1880”
  4. 2nd Lt. George L. Waterma served 1862-1863, wounded Sept. 2, 1863 at Dayton, OH died of the wounds Sept. 19 he was wounded 1863.
  5. At bottom of page 4, $10 underlined and written upside down
September 7, 1863


Co. C, 115th Ohio Infantry
Residence (County): 
Summit County, OH


Butner Patriarch


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Theresa Teague
Transcription Date: 
January, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
February, 2015

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