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Letter signed John N. Moulton, Rolla, Mo., to his sister Elizabeth Martin, October 4, 1861

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Identifier: D05563

Title: Letter signed John N. Moulton, Rolla, Mo., to his sister Elizabeth Martin, October 4, 1861


Mentions a journey into the Ozark Mountains and back and the trouble at camp with typhoid fever.

Transcription: Rolla Mo Oct the 4th AD 1861

Dear Sister

If I thought you Did not write I would not write those few lines you wrote me a few lines a long time ago you said you did not know where to Direct to and soon I immediately wrote to you and John and told you all the particulars and that is the last of it I now if you se fit to write I would like to hear from you first rate and I would like to hear from all the rest of the folks I am as well as comon and I hope those few lines will find you enjoying god health we have had a tramp out into the Ozark Mountains and back to this place there is no teling how long we will stay here now we may stay till Chrismas and we may not stay one week we canot tell we have plenty of Cloths and some money and plenty to eat there is no news for me to write that you will not but what you will get in the papers sooner than you would get it from me we had one Death in our regiment last night the first one from Disease he Died with the typhoid fever our first Let[Lieutenant] is very low with the same Disease we have some good officers and some that is not so good General Wiman the commander of this post struck one of our regiment a man that was sick so that night the old Gentleman was walking a round a bout Dark when some impudent chap stept up to him and nocked him down and kicked him for faling several times that is the way those big officers get served when they a buse their men i have nothing to write of importance so I Guess I will Close I wish you all to write once every week any how if I knew that this would reach you I would write more but I will Close Write soon and remember your Brother John Moulton to Elisabebth Martin

John N Moulton


4th regiment Iowa volunteers

Company G in Care of

Capt Hopkins

Rolla Mo

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1861-10-04

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Moulton, John Newton

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Ozark Mountains


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