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11th Iowa Infantry - Killed at Adairsville, GA

Item LTR-7113
October 15, 1863 Edward McDonald
Price: $145.00


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

Vicksburg, Mississippi
October 15th 1863

Dear Sister,

I received your kind letter yesterday and was very glad to hear from you again. Your letter found me in good health and enjoying myself finely. I certainly was surprised to hear of the marriage of Mr. Taylor and Miss Johnson. I am afraid the girls might all be married before the soldiers get back. If you are so particular about a man, you might make a bargain with John Ayers or doesn’t he suit you for a soldier. But I have said enough about getting married. You spoke of the defeat of Rosecrans having some effect on the price of grain. Do you think he is defeated very bad? I have too much confidence in him to think that he can be defeated. He has been strongly remembered by this. His troops have been lodging here for his department. There are but very few troops here now. If they could be spared they have been sent to Rosecrans. You must not trouble yourself so much about my coming home. You would be tired of me before a week. But I have not given up on coming home. I think we might stay here all winter and if we do, they may continue to furlough. I have nothing to write that would be of interest to you and must close with my love to all. Write soon.

E. C. Mac.