Camp Hamelton Dec the 26th 1862
Near Nashville Tennessee
Dear and beloved Companion it with mutch
pleasure that i again take my pen in hand to inform
you that i am well at this time and do cincerely
hope those fiew lines will find you the Same
this is christmas eve and i will wish you a mery
christmas i would like to bee their to spend the
day with you but i suppose i will hav to
Spend it on a march we hav got marching
orders to knight i donot no whare we are a
going but i think it is to a town about 18 miles
South of this camp our forces went out on
the road to day and drove the butternuts back
they may give us a fight but if they do i think
we will bee anuff for them you irecieved
aletter from you yesterday and glad to here from
you again it had two Small letters in it one from
Sis and one from Eugene and i love to see their
little ones it tells that they Sill love their pa
and i can assure them that pa Still loves them
O that i could clasp all of you to my bosom
this knight it would bee Joy to me untold
you Said you was in nead of money i Sent you
Seventy dollars over two weeks ago by a man
that lives in fort wayne and i think you will
get it ere this reaches you i Sent it to John and
told him to either Send it or take it to you as
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soon as he could and i think you will get it by
the time this comes to hand if not you will
Send or right to John and find out about it
Sent it by a man that clurks for mr Jacobs
his boot and Shoe Store by the name of
Isac [?]een John is acquainted with him well i
had to Stop and go and help carry us Some beef
to cook to march on tomorrow all of the boys are
a Sleep but fin and me and we are arighting
i Just rote you one yesterday but i thought as we
ware a going to march i would right again and let
you no of it you can Still direct your letters to
nashville and they will follow the regament
i hav not gotten my likeness yet they was So
buisy at nashville after we ware paid of[f] that
icould not get it and then we did not
Stay but a fiew days after we ware paid
off but iwill get it the first oppertunity that i
can get you wanted to no if our capten had got
back to camp yet he has been back three or fower
days he got married at defiance and ithink he
is in better humer than he was before he went
home he Says he thinks this war will never bee
Settled by fighting and i think So to ithink
this war is a bore an the people of this goverment
will hav to quit so good by loved one
L B Wort to S G Wort

December 26, 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: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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