Nashville Tenn.
Nov th 22 1863
Dear child I concluded to
drop you afew lines this evening
to let you no how I am getten
alonge. I am well at this time
as common. hopen theas few
lines will find you well
and doing well. I am
Cooken for the Company at
this time I got breakfirst
for 54 men this morning
there is to of ous that cooks
my pardner is gon for to
or three days it keeps me
buisy I think I shal get
as stout as common now
if nothing hapens. I think
if nothing I shal get
through the campaign
and come home to se you
all some time dont no when
[page 2]
Mary Ellen I send you my
Photograph. the weather was
bad for the buisness Clouday
for several days. I am in
full trim armed and equip
= ed for battle. as you can se
I shal send the to Little ones
one apeace I shal send your
ant Ellen one to Ilinolis. also
one to Mich to Eri, meaby
John one
Child I got aletter
from Elick and Malinda to
day they are all well

I send you to dollars I
had to spend money our
rashons were short we had
to buy our grub it cost
money down here we draw
more now if we keep
on I can do purty well
[page 3, slide 458]
October 24th [November 24th]
I cant live on goverment
grub all the time. if we
haft to go front I shal send
all home but alittle. there
is sutch talk at this time noth
= ing serton. I got aletter from
bill sims to day he said he
saw the to children he said
they wer fat and well drest
Sence I halve ben sick my
hare has come out. I had
it cut off short. that you
can se by the picture
I haint mutch to wright
at this time. be agood
Girl you ware that

I got aletter from
Elick and Malinda they
said all was well. I will
wright to you soon again
[page 4]
I hant time to wright
mutch now I will
wright soon again
wright soon after you
get theas few lines

Uncle Eonucks, Johns
got aletter that his little
girl was dead
Last night the word
come that his boy was
dead he is nearly crasey
my self and Will Harlan
gives him all the comfort
we can yours truly
E. J. Gorham to
Mary Ellen Gorham
Direct E. J. Gorham
Nashville Tenn
1st ohio sharp shooters
care Lieut Wiliamson
79. O.V.I.

November 22, 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: 


To State: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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