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45th Ohio Infantry

Item LTR-7849
November 5, 1863 John H. Humphrey & Richard Humphrey
Price: $185.00


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

Camp near Maryville, Nov 5, 1863, Tenn

Dear Folks at home
We are both well. I suppose you have seen the account of our fight at Philadelphia. I came out all safe but lost all my clothes, my blankets & all except what I had on. But we have drawn clothes since & are new again. Pretty well fixed again. Rich is now Div A.A.Q. M. on Gen Sanders staff. He telegraphed to David to come & clerk for him. He will pay him on hundred dollars for a month. We are looking for David here all the time now. We received a letter from Ben. It was written a day or two after he went to Columbus. Ed & I want you to go down to see Ben at Columbus before long & stay with him over Sunday.
We also received a letter from David after he came home. Ed, he give a glowing account of the way you are doing up things there. I am very anxious to come home to see you all.
We expect to be paid off soon. The government now owes us over nine hundred dollars. The boys in my company who you know are all well. There was 14 of my boys captured when we left Philadelphia. Robert A. McIlvaine is the only one you now that was captured. I think they will be paroled soon. Our love to you all.
Ed will help you buy out William. I will try to come home as soon as I can to fix up things. No more at present.

Your boys,
John & Rich Humphrey