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146th New York Infantry

Item LTR-7327
March 8, 1865 Charles Parker
Price: $145.00


Original Civil War soldier's letter. 4 pages, written in period ink.

Tuesday Evening March 8 1865

Friend Emma,

When I look back on the date of your letter and reflect on the length of time it has remained unanswered that I feel ashamed of it. But I now throw myself on your kindness to excuse my faults. I was very glad to hear from you. To hear that you are all well. I am well as usual. I am thankful that I have gotten over my awful cold. I got a letter from Austin Lord since I came back from home. He is well and is still a cooking for his company. I have been so busy since I came back. We have had to make out muster rolls and clothing rolls and monthly returns besides all other company’s matters. I am so tired of it that I am thinking that I will give up orderly sergeant and take a duty sergeant in place. I am sorry that Miss Foot and the lay scholars can’t agree. I thought the world of Miss Foot. I suppose you know since the day I visited her school. I think that I will go to school to visit next winter if I am spared to get out of this war. She is a smart girl. I want you to know as I have nothing new to write I will bring my letter to a close. So good by hoping to hear from you without delay.

Remain your friend,

Charles Parker
Company G, 146th Regiment NY
Washington DC

Friend Rhoda Hubbard

I will write you a few lines in Emma’s letter. I was glad to hear from you, to hear that you were well. I was some disappointed in not seeing you again before I left. I am well. I understand that the body of Horace Kenyon has been taken home to bury. However his folk will endure his loss. They had ought to think that he is now easy and happy. I hope and beg that they will support themselves with that resignation which we owe to him. His body they have buried in the grave yard near them. So they can visit the grave where it lies. But many that have fallen over the plains of Virginia are not so fortunate as even buried. We are having a rainy time here at present. I will not write anymore this time hoping to hear from you without delay.

From your Friend

Charles Parker
Company G, 146th Regiment
Washington DC