[1] New york April 24th 1864
Dear Mother I thought I
would sit down and write you
a few lines to let you
know that i am well and
hope these few lines will
find you the same i have
been in new york a week and
i rather be in Jale than here
i have been in one house about
all the while i rather live any
where else than in the city. it
is a lonesome place i guess you
will see me in about a week
if not before i hante a soldier
after all i dont think i
shall try it again when
i get home i wouldt give
a shit to go in this
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ridgement any how they desert
faster than they can get them
i left your [rubbers?] to [leeks?]
finches and the coat to [genetts?]
i told them to give them to
some of the folks when
they seen them they said
they would so i suppose
you have got them i have
been to take a walk down
to the river to see the ships
and steamboats their thicker
than a [hare?] on a dog along
the shore i dont know as i
can think of any more
so good by you may rite as soon as you get this
direct your letter
to new york
put [532?] [broad?] [???]

  1. Written on stationary printed with 25th New York Cavalry at the top. Charles enlisted in the Navy three days after writing the letter. His age at the time was listed as 19, but he was probably no more than 16.
April 24, 1864


U. S. Navy
Residence (County): 
Broome County, NY


Residence (County): 
Broome County, NY


From State: 
New York


To State: 
New York
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Amanda Conner
Transcription Date: 
February, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
March, 2015

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