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29th Indiana Infantry

Item LTR-6696
December 16, 1861 Robert W. Christie
Price: $185.00


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

Camp Wood
December 16, 1861

Dear Parents,

I arrived in camp moments ago and received two letters from Father and one from Jane with a box. In it one of the letters was wrote at Louisville. Was sorry that after you had come so far that you had to go back though. I got along fine. I was at a house all the time. Part of the time at a private house and part at a public house at Nolin, where I wrote my last letter. I am comparatively well at present. Have a slight cold and coughed. The road from Nolin to camp is rough and uneven with high hills of solid rock. Hill off from the road looked like as if they were a hundred feet high, covered with brush and rock. The camp is situated on Green River, a few rods from camp. About a mile from the railroad where the provisions come to and where we got from the cars. I have not been long and have not much to write but you need not be uneasy about me. For I was taken good care of when sick. I am now able for duty but will not have to go on soon.

I remain your fond Son,