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13th New Hampshire Infantry - NEW

Item LTR-8392
May 4, 1863 Samuel M. Woods
Price: $125.00


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

Camp in Suffolk, Virginia

Monday eve
May 4th 1863

Dear Absent Wife, but not forgotten,

I now take my pen in hand to let you know that I am well and hope these few lines will find you the same. I received your letter of April 19 the 22 and was glad to hear from you. We went out on a skirmish yesterday and was where the bullets flew pretty plenty. There were 5 killed and 18 wounded in our regiment. I don’t know how many rebs was killed but saw one dead, one they had carried off, the rest.

Tell John that I have paid the other six dollars on the pistol. How have you got along this winter? Have you had a hard time?

I have been paid off. Have you received your allotment yet? I understand that some of them have.

I would like to get home to cut hay if I can. If you want to do any planning Friday, must go and get Old Dick and Stillman can ride him. And he can hold the plow. I

want you should write and let me know how you get along and how father and mother is. And if you have heard anything from Moses lately. It is pretty warm weather here and I don’t think of much more to write. So I will close.

This is from your true husband. Goodbye all.

Samuel M. Woods