Camp Hamelton Tenn Dec the 19th
Dear wife it is with great pleasure
that iagain take my pen in hand to
pen a fiew lines to you to let you
know that iam well at presant and
cincerely hope those fiew lines wil
find you and the children all well
irecieved your verry kind letter
of the thirteenth of december and
also the letter that i am going to
Send to hur home i hav to call my
mother you Said you thaught it was
the thing that She neaded well
ithink so to i am glad to here that
you hav a plenty of wood i was a
fraid you might Suffer for wood
you Said if you was me you would
Send hur letter with out a Stamp
i backed it when irote it before
i thought of sending it to you first
and then i thaught that i would
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send it to you first and
and then if their was anny lies
told of about it you would no it
we are Six miles South of nashville
i donot no how long we will Stay
here a Soldier dont no anny thing
beforehand i wish this ungodly
war would Soon come to a close
iam tired of it and then ino you
dont take anny comfart of your
life and that makes my life
more unhappy their is a cainbrake
close to our camp and their is
oceans of robbins comes their to
rost every knight and we go
out in the cain with candle
and take a Stick and we can
knock them down they are good
to eat we had a potpy for
dinner to day i knocked down
forty Six last knight itell
you they are good i am a going
out after roll call i am
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righting this by candlelight
ihav no news to right you
isuppose you get more war news
news their than we can here
the wether is pleasant here at
this time you said that helwig
done your Shoemaking on the rent
does he work in the Shop you will
hav to excues me this time with
a Short letter their was twelve
drafted men Sent to our company
from finley they ware all
dutch they Just make a mess
by them Selves iright too
about two letters a week
iwill quit and right afiew lines
to Siss and you can cut it out fo[?]
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tell Esta that i will right hur
abiger one in your next letter
you Said that you was out of money
is Sent you Seventy dollars twoo weeks
ago by afellow that lives in fort
wayne isuppose you hav got it
before this time as he was going
right home the next morning
after i gave it to him itold him
to give it it to John and isent a
letter by him to John and told
him to either take it to you or
Send it by Some that he could
trust right often as you can
From you loving husband
L.B. Wort to S.G. Wort

December 19, 1862


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


Residence (County): 
Defiance County, OH


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Camp Hamelton"


To State: 
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To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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