Camp Denisen [1]
December 8th [1862]
Dear Child conclued
would send you afew
lines this morning to let
you that I am in camp
yet. I halve had the deph
thera but am better it
is very bad here there
has quite number of
soldiers died here in two
weaks past. there was
one man kiled with the
cars last weak he was on
the track. the cow ketcher
struck him. brook both
legs and his scull he
died in thrty minuts
its cool down here but
pleasant. there is agood
deal of noys down here
[page 2]
I jest come in off
drill I halve not heard
from gran paps since
your uncle Elick was
down I halve wrote
twice to them
there has ben five of
our men sent to the
hospetle in two weaks
severl has gon home
sick I would like to
see you all very well
I will see you once more
if I can before we leave
its hard to tell what I
can do for we ma get
marching orders soon
then we haft to go iff
the ordes is legal we
are looken for them
let them come
[page 3]
I wont you Mary
Elen to bee agood girl
mind what
Eliza tels you and you
will come out right
with friends on you
side. and all the rest
I hope thes few lines
will find you all in
good health and good
this leavs me in tolerab
Good by my Child one
and all give my best
rspects to one and all
ho ma enquire after
From E. J. Gorham
To Mary Elen Gorham
[page 4, slide 491]
there has bene
new orders come
I dont no what
they are there is
quite afus
fare well
I will wright
to you again soon
then you will no all
about it

  1. Camp Dennison, Ohio
December 8, 1862


Co. K, 79th Ohio Infantry; Co. A, 75th Ohio Infantry
Residence (County): 
Clinton County, OH


Residence (County): 
Clinton County, OH


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Camp Dennison


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Barbara Jones
Transcription Date: 
May, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
February, 2016

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