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29th Indiana Infantry

Item LTR-6695
October 11, 1861 Robert W. Christie
Price: $185.00


Original Civil War soldier's letter. 2 pages written in period ink.

Camp Jackson
October 11, 1861

Dear Parents,

I thought I would write you a few lines to let you know that I am well at present. And hope this finds you are the same and to let you know that we have to leave tomorrow morning for Indianapolis for to be equipped. So you can wait till you hear form me again. I will write you as soon as we arrive there. Last night, a Captain and five men brought in a Secesh from Plymouth. The one that stabbed a soldier some six weeks ago. He was tried by civil law and discharged. So the Colonel ordered him to be brought into camp. He swears that he will die before he will take the oath. So I suppose we will have the job of hanging him. Five more men has gone to bring his son-in-law to camp. But they have not got back yet. The men are all in high glee with the thought of leaving. No more at present.

I remain your fond and doting Son,

Robert Christie