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Letter signed John N. Moulton, Hannibal, Mo., to his sister [Elizabeth Martin], August 10, 1861

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Identifier: D05562

Title: Letter signed John N. Moulton, Hannibal, Mo., to his sister [Elizabeth Martin], August 10, 1861


Discusses his life in the military since he enlisted with the 4th Iowa Infantry.

Transcription: Hannibal Mo August the 10th 1861

my dear sister once more I take my pen in hand to inform you where I am and what I am doing I am in the united Stated army at hannibal Missouri I enlisted at councill Bluffs[Council Bluffs] iowa on the 21st of last month four hundred of us started from there to Saint louis down the missouri river but we have no arms yet when we got to Saint Lo[St. Louis] we found that there was to many rebels on the river for us to go unarmed so we took the cars and run in here yesterday we are waiting for a bout now I expect that my wife and little Girls is in your country befor this time if they are Show them this letter and tell them that I am well and would be Glad to see them if you know where Joseph Moulton and Sn. N. Lewis[?] is I wish you would write and let me know Give me their adress I have not heard from any of my folks fore a long time I donot know if they have entirly quit riting or not I want you to write soon any how and tell my wife if you see her that to Direct her letters to me as I instruct you to direct yours the train that came here this morning from Saint Lo was fired in to about 80 miles west from here by the rebels the passengers lay on the floor so nobody was hurt I had the pleasure of Counting 110 h one hundred ball holes in the cars myself

Direct your letters to

John N. Moulton

Company. G. fourth Regiment Iowa volunteers

tell somebody to write

John N. Moulton

in a hurry excuse me

give my best respects to my enimes as I have no friends

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1861-08-10

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Moulton, John Newton

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces


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