nashville July 16 [1862]

I recived your
letter this evening and saras
very glad to hear from
you we are a going to leave
here to morrow morning In
which direction I do not
Know so you had better
not write untill you
hear from me again
they had us all out in
a line to day and took
about 200 men and told
them that to be ready
in the morning to leave
the Hospital with all
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their dunage and I was
one of that number there
is various conjictures amongst
us where we will go some say
that they will send us
to our Regmin others say to
gaurd bridges and others say
we go to Louisville to guard
prisoners but if they put
me on gaurd that will
be a hard job for I will
not do it in the fix I am
in the doctor have not
examid me yet but said
that they would do it to
day but that is the last
of It I do not care much
what they do for I will git home
before long there is only
550 in this Hospital her
and it is time to clean out
some of them. I am willing
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to go any where if I can
stand it for I would like
to see this thing out if
I could the excitement has
all subsided here I see by
the papers that the rebels
are giving our folks fits in
Kentucky I am in fine
Health all except my bowels
they hurt me all the time
Give my respects to the
Doctor Mr Byland and
all the Friends and Relatives
and accept the same
Yours Respy
Chas Sowle
11 o clock PM
and runings
write when you hear from
me again

July 16, 1862


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


Residence (County): 
Floyd County, IN


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Gemma Bellhouse
Transcription Date Note: 
August 2010
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2014

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