Shelbyville Ten July 8/62

Mother & Father

I thought I would

write you a few lines to let you

know that I am doing very well

at presant and hope you are the

same they say they are a going

to break up the Hospitals here

in a week or two and send us

all up to nashvill so you had bitter

not write untill you hear from me

again so there will not be any

letters come here that I will not get

It is most awful hot down here hotter

than it is farther north I believe

Every once in a while some of the

Boys come in a puffing and Blowing

from a train up town where we have

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accres to go. There were about 40 of the

38th Ind boys lif here last night

and all were sent to nashvill

this morning they will all go

to their Regint away down in

the Tennessee River bottom some wher heard

from the boys the other day

they were all well ther

I do not know whether you can

read this letter or not for my

Hand Trembles so that I can hardly

hold the pen I sent my papers

to Huntsville. Ala. to get the signature

to them for I have not seen Leut

Burd since he gave me orders to

make out new ones for my old

ones were of not much use to me

I made out new papers for our boys

that were here I shall go to nashvill

as soon as I get my paper back from

Huntsville If nothing else does not happen

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it will take a week for them to

go and come that is if they go safe through

which I hope they will I am gitting

fat and hearty here and would be

all right if it was not for my

belly which troubles me considerabl

it hurts me to walk much so

I keep still as much as I can

I hope I will get all right again

for I would like to see it out

but I does not look much like it

for I cannot ride a horse and I can

not walk so I am in a predicament

Giv emy best respects to all Engiving

friends and Relations

Yours Respy

Chas H. Sowle

do not write

untill you hear

from me again

for I expect to go to nashvil

in 3 or 4 days

July 8, 1862


Co. F, 4th Kentucky Cavalry (United States)
Residence (County): 
Floyd County, IN


Residence (County): 
Floyd County, IN


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