Oct. 10th 1863
City Hall Hospital Macon Ga
Mrs. Nancy J. Harden,
My Dear companion I seat myself
to drop you a line to let you
know that I am well as common
my ears are not well. hoping
these lines may reach and find
you well and doing well, also
all the rest of the family. I red
your letter some days ago and
was glad to here from you
but I have not had the chance
to write sooner We have many
Sick, & wounded here and they
are heap of Trouble and keep us
very Busy.. we have but few deaths
here in proportion to the number
in the hospitals.. our Drs are very
kind and attentive to the sick
Some of the Lady Citizens are very
charitable in their donations in the
behalf of the Soldiers they send
provisions nicely cooked for
them I am still Nursing
[page 2]
I Signed the Parole to day
I reccon I will draw my money
In a few days. bob Bonhart
has lost his child it lived 10
days, and died He was drunk
all the day before it died, and until
it was buried he said he
was glad it was dead. he cused
and swore the hardest I ever
heard in my life while his child
was lieing on its cooling board
Mr Bud Reids wife has been
very Sick but She is
mend now.. I reccon you think
I am never going to write any
more. but I have concluded
to write every Saturday So that
you may have a letter from
me every Sunday. I Sent you
a paper of Needles in my
last letter. if you will go
to the office to morrow I think
you will get this
[page 3]
I Saw Capt. Martin this
evening, and he advised me
to Stay here until I get
Sound and well.. he Said
that I would be sick if I
should go to Savannah now.
I heard Brother Jett. Thomas.
preach to day I think he has
improved his talent.. we will
have preaching here again at 11
oclock & to morrow
Some of the Soldiers Seeme to
manifest Some interest in
Divine Worship.. which I hope
will continue to increase.. &c
I do not know when I will
get to come home because I am
fast in the Hospital but I
will get a chance to come
home before I go to my Regt.
Unless they get mad with
me and Send me off for spite
but I dont fear that.
[page 4]
I believe I have written all
I know what to write.
but I have not Said any thing
about my Baby if I could see her
I would be very glad.. you
must treat her well as you can
I receive, also the respects
of Wool. Betty, and Minda
and return the same to
them, and all the rest of
the family I will close
write to me soon.. give me all
the news.. I am Sleepy I must
go to bed if you feel like it you
may go to bed too but you
must not let Molie freeze
these cold nights. &c..
Wm. H. Harden
To Mrs Nancy J. Harden

October 10, 1863


Company C, 63 GA Infantry


Wife of William H. Harden


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Shiloh Peters
Transcription Date: 
March, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2012

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