Looke out valley, Tenn
Mountains on evry side far as
eyes will cary. all coverd with snow
March th 25 1864
Darling I drop you afew
lines to let you no how I am getting
alonge. I am well as common hoping
theas few lines will find you in the
best of health. we halve camped at
look out mountain. we marched
16 days, 180 miles we crost the
corner of Alabama then the corner of
Georgia we are camped in tennessee
stand picket in georgia
the morning of the 22 of this
month it snowed till noon fast
as ever I saw it. at noon it was 12 inch
deap. our camp is very mudy the
small pox is still in the regiment
I halve not heard from home
sence early in February. theire
is about 12 thousand troops in this
valley. last saturday I was on review
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men every whare. I marched
evry stept through meany hun
dread gave out on the road
Mary Ellen I halve not
mutch more to wright at
this time. I will winde oup
by asken you to wright soon
after you get theas few lines
from your father
to Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen two years ago to night
your Mother died. far better off
is she than you or I. be agood girl
wright me all the perticulars
fare will darling child
E. J. Gorham

Direct E. J. Gorham
Co K 79 regiment OVI
via Nashville tenn
care Capt Wiliamson
to follow the regiment

[1] I hope the day is not far distant when I can come
home and stay with you the blance of my time
[2] tell Malvina and the baby to be good girls
[3] o how I would like
to see you all
fare well

  1. Written along left side of page
  2. Written along left side of first page
  3. Written in top left corner of first page
March 25, 1864


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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