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Letter signed John Atkins, U.S.A. General Hospital, No. 19, Ward 2, Nashville, Tenn., to Captain P.L. Powers, ca. January 1865

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Identifier: D06150

Title: Letter signed John Atkins, U.S.A. General Hospital, No. 19, Ward 2, Nashville, Tenn., to Captain P.L. Powers, ca. January 1865

Description: Reports on the status of a few of Powers' men in the hospital.

Transcription: USA General Hospital

No 19 Ward 2

Nashville Tenn

Capt P.L. Powers


Dear Sir


According to previous arrangements, I sit down to inform you how your boys get alone. John S. P. Golden I am happy to say is considerable better than when you were here I am in hopes that good health will be a speedy result with him I will endeavour to do my duty by him to the best of knowledge

Poor Criss Pew[Christopher Pew] died at half past 3 Oclock P.M. of the same day as you left the Hospital his brother feels real bad. he feels and thinks his brother might have been saved I dont know but he could. I think after a man has ventured his life for his country if there is any good care he had ought to have it I feel sorry for his brother he says he wishes he was in my section. I wish he was too. I stay wish with his brother all that afternoon until he died. I spend what time I can with the Pew that[?] and make things as cheerful as I can. his bed is a lonesome place to him Just now Pew L Golden wish to remain as ever your

Obedient Soldier

Yours very Respectfuly


John Atkins


Cap P.L. Powers

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1865-01

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Atkins, John

Subjects: Tennessee
Civil War, 1861-1865
Hospitals
Medical care
Physicians
Armed Forces

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