Camp at Nashville
Tenn Nov the 27 1862
Dear and beloved wife it is with the greatest
pleasure that iagain take my pen in
hand to inform you that i am quite
well at this time and cincerely hope
those fiew lines will find you and
our loved ones all the Same this is
the fourth ithink Since ihav recieved
one from you but isuppose my letters
has not had time to get their and got
an answer the boys are all well with
the excepions of bad colds the wether
here is fine and pleasant the knights
are cool and frosty but we hav
a Stove in our tents and we can
keep comfartable their isnot
anny of our new regaments came
here yet from our part but the
one that will yeagley is in is within
eight miles i hurd that they ware
[page 2]
there on the opposite Side of the
river from us and igot apass
yesterday and went over to See them
but ididnot find them ithink they
will bee here in afiew days and
then iwill go and See them iShould
like to See them isuppose will
knows how Soldiering goes by this
time ithink we will bee paid off
by the last of this month they was
making out the pay rolls yesterday
their has been afire here every
knight for Some time their was
one last knight but it was a
house of ill fame and ihope all
of them will go the same way and
the old Sluts in them iwill get my
likeness taken and Send it to you
when we are paid of ithink iwill
get Six fotographs taken and then
ican Send them in a letter iwill
[of?] put in my Sword and dress coat
and drum and hav it taken
[page 3]
Standing up with my cap and
then ithink that will look
nice not that ithink iam pretty
but that it will make a better
appearance irecieved your picture by
[J?]anafin and ithank you for it so that
ican look at it and see See you but
iwould rather bee at home with the
origienal and with our loved children
and this [???]assed war at an end and
then we would take comfort but
this war is not at anend well ihav
made fifty dollars over my monthly
wages They Say that we will ondly
get three months pay at this time
well that will do you Some good but
iwould rather bee paid for five ican
send five months pay for the Same
as ican for three but imust take
Just what they See proper to issue
well iguess iwill hav to quit my
scribbeling to close for this time
with my reports to all my friends
[page 4]
Iremain as ever your affectionate
Husand untill death you must
Kiss the children for me tell
Esta to wright hur little letters
and Send them in yours it will
learn hur to right tell
Eugene to bee agood boy and mind
ma and pa will buy him anice
new Suit of clothes when iget
home god by for this time
right soon and often
L.B. Wort To
Susan G. Wort his old
good by loved one

November 27, 1862


Co. E, 21st Ohio Inf.
Residence (County): 
Defiance County, OH


Residence (County): 
Defiance County, OH


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Transcription/Proofing Info

Jamie Young
Transcription Date: 
April, 2009
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
August, 2009

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