Nashville Tenn
Augest 23th /1863
Dear Child we are camped
on the bank of the comberlon
river at Nashville. I left the
hospital at Murfrees on the 10
of Augest. I got to lavergn at
sundown the boys was mutch
pleased to se me I was gon three
months from the Company. the
79 ohio regment and ous are to
geather. the boys all are in good
heart. I got to lavergn on sun
day and on wednsday we marched
to Nashville. I was not very well
yet the captain sent me on
the cars. I am doing duty
now. I come of picket to day
I stood some three miles oup
the river. it is very hot
here and the musqueaters is very
[page 2]
darling I got aletter from
Abi and Almira. dated th 22
of June that is the last I halve
heard form home. I got your
letter that you wrote on the
fift of June I got it the last
day of June. Elick rote to the
Liunt to no if I was dead or
not he wonted him to rite and
let him no whare I was and
how I was. I am with the
my company and the compan
- y is withe the 79 ohio
Mary Ellen I wont you
to wright soon and let
me no how you all are
I am getten better fast
and will soon be well
again. Mary Ellen Direct
Eleazor J. Gorham
1st ohio Sharpshooters
Nashville Tenn
Care of Lieut. Williamson 79 O.V.I.
[page 3, slide 467]
Mary Ellen
I will wright
soon to you again
Mary Ellen be good girl
I think the wor will end
be fore longe and I will
Come home. then I can
tell you all about things.

Let me no how
Malvina and Almira E
is do ing let me no all
about things

Mary Ellen I sent you
abres pin by J. Slack to
to Almira I made it out
of a stone river [1] shell. in
memory of the hard
battle fought there
you will get it from
Granpaps. tell them
all to wright soon
[page 4]
tell Melvina and
the baby to be good girls
for I think of them day
and night tell them
I think I will come home
and sea them after while
the wor will end some time
I think of you all often
that is all I can do
at this time
So fare well to all
give my best respects
to all ho may enquire
from E. J. Gorham
to Mary Ellen Gorham

it is dark now
fare well dear child
wright soon
[2] I shal look for
an ancer soon
[3] I will wright to you
before longe again. Fare well
Dear Child. wright soon
[4] I am getten better fast

  1. Stones River
  2. Written on the left-hand, bottom half of page
  3. Top of first page, written up-side down
  4. Written on the upper left hand side of page
August 23, 1863


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


Residence (County): 
Clinton County, OH


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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