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5th & 3rd Michigan Infantry - Wounded & Captured at White Oak Swamp - NEW

Item LTR-10557
December 19, 1865 Isaac N. Lerich
Price: $185.00


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

Headquarters, 3rd Michigan Infantry
San Antonio, Texas

December 19th 1865

Dear Mother,

I think I must be a little home sick tonight. Although I know not what kind of a feeling it is. But I have been thinking about home all day. And have come to the conclusion that I must write to you tonight or I shall not get over it. I am well as usual in body but my mind, I think, is a little diseased. It must be the prospect of staying here until spring has caused it. I dislike to resign my commission now but shall certainly do so in the spring. If they do not must us out. I have nothing new to write about. But it’s a kind of a satisfaction to write so if my letter is not very interesting, it will be short. I was truly in hopes to get home this winter but will have to give it up now. I think I should like to be there for about two weeks to spend New Year’s with you all. You tell the girls and Willy (if he is home) that they must dance once for me.

I will have to close for tonight as it’s getting late.

Write often and write all the news about everybody.

Give my kindest regard to all inquiring friends.

I remain, as ever, Your affectionate son,

I. N. L.

Mrs. S. Lerich
Utica, Michigan