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18th New Hampshire Infantry - Hospital Ward

Item MED-8908
March 28, 1865 Rawson F. Lyman
Price: $185.00


Original Civil War soldier's letter. 3 pages, written in period ink.

City Point, Virginia
March 28, 1865

Dear Brother,

I have not heard from you for nearly one month. I am afraid you are sick or some of your family. Perhaps the letters have been miscarried.

I have got pretty much well again and hope these few lines will find you the same and family. I suppose you are making sugar now. Snow is deep. I hope you will have good success.

I am in the hospital. I have been detailed hospital ward. I take care of Ward 6. I am enjoying myself hugely. I don’t have much to do. I have no other nurses. I have to give out medicine and draw the diet and clothing and see that everything is clean.

Out regiment moved a short time since and we are joined to the 9th Corps. I am in the 5th Corps Hospital.

The weather is warm and the grass is green as they have been sowing their seed – watermelons, cucumbers, squash, peas, corn, beans, onions.

Fort Hell was captured this morning and recaptured at noon and two regiments besides.

Well, I must stop. Write as soon as you get this. Please direct to the 5th Corps Hospital, 4th Section, 6th Ward. City Point, Virginia.

Ransom F. Lyman

To Mr. Royal E. Cook