[1] January th 30, 1865
Robsin ville South Carolina
near sisters ferry some forty
miles from Savannah Ga.
Darling we halve started on
another campaign said to be
alonge and dangerous one. this
is the last chance for ous to send
male till we land at some other
port. the rebs are in our front
now in force. this country is flat
swompy land. the woods are very
thick. not one stick but pine and
the talest kinde. all the longe leaf
terpentine pine. we marched yester
day and to day hard. we will stay
here aday or two then start with
fifteen days rashons. then fight
our way through if we can. we halve
never faled yet
[page 2]
meany apoor fellow will be
left in S.C. to molder in this poor
land no one noes ho it will be
knight the camp fires burns
bright but evry thing is black
with pine smoke. my eyes are
nearly smoked out. we are smo
= ked black as negroes nearly
I halve had one letter from you
and one from Elick sence we
left Atlanta near three months
I halve watched the male but
nothing for me so far
Mary Ellen we halve marched
through the confederacy. one
thousand miles to the coast and
now started oup the coast through
S.C. there has ben meany sent
to the rear and buried on the
way. I halve ben alonge with
the army all the time yet so far
[page 3]
Darling I recon you heard
that we took the city of Savannah
on the 21 of December. we went
in to the city. staid there till
after new years then crost
the savannah river in to S.C.
whare we halve ben wonderin
through the swamps every
sence. Child I halve not
mutch to wright but I
concluded this was the last
chance for some time I
would wright a few lines
I am looken ahead to the
time that we will be at
home if I live. it is dark
and I must quit till morn
the male leaves here at 9 oclok
in the morn. I hope your
bead is abetter one than
my one is to night fare well
[page 4]
Morning of the 3. clear
the male goes out this morn
I will winde out those few
lines. Child do the best you can
theas few lines leaves me well
as common hopen they will finde
you in the of health
look after them two little
ones give them good council
If nothing hapens I will come home
and look after things my self
wright often Farewell child
E.J. Gorham
To Mary Ellen Gorham

Eleazor J. Gorham
Savannah Ga.
1st Brig. 3rd Div. 20. A. C
Co. K. 79 O.V.I
Care Capt Williamson

  1. U.S. Christian Commission stationary
January 30, 1865


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


Residence (County): 
Clinton County, OH


From State: 
South Carolina
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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