Opelika ala
Dear Wife October the 1st /64
How true it is
that we know not what a day
may Bring forth I send you
two letters by mr simmons
who sais he will [this?] morn[?]
at 7 oclock the one I wrote [???]
one the 25th September i was then
in as good health as usal day
before yesterday i had a chill and
had a fever and headache yes-
-today my fever has cooled off
this morning it is nothing mo[?]
than i expected thare was not
a day in June has [???] [???]
i was wet i think it rained
everry in June th[??] when I lay
down i was oblige to lay on the
wet ground but i am in hope
that that i will be able for
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duty in afew days i have not
heard from Henry since i heard
that he was near Egypt Station
on Mobile and ohio R.R. i wrote
to him afew days agoe in the
future you may direct your letters
to Marrins Miss Battery . . .
[???] Merrins miss Battery direct to
this place Opelika and if
we are not here it will follow
us if you can get it to the
post office it will come the
rest of boys gets letter from
Oakland and Granada
i have a dull heavy headache
at this time i will close at presant
nothing more at presant
but remains your devoted
H. H. Collins

October 1, 1864


McLendon’s Battery, Mississippi Light Artillery
Residence (County): 
De Soto County, MS


Residence (County): 
De Soto County, MS


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 
De Soto

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