Letter from Dr. James M. Short, Post Hospital, Columbia, Tennessee, to Captain P[inkney] L. Powers, March 7, 1865

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Identifier: D06164

Title: Letter signed Dr. James M. Short, Post Hospital, Columbia, Tennessee, to Captain P.L. Powers, March 7, 1865

Description: Reports on the status of men in the hospital from Powers' Company. Includes envelope.

Transcription: Post Capital

Columbia Tennessee

March 7st 1865

Capt Powers


I received your letter this morning and was glad to hear that you were all getting a long well I think that John good will die as all the chances are against him and wales is very low the rest of the boys are all better Colenel Hoy[?] has an order direct from General Sherman to relieve us as Soon as the Hundred forty Eighth Ind Comes up the [word unclear] are running with in (9 mi) of this place: Mary Emensen telegraphed to Johnson to releave all the forces and Send them up here but the anseer was that it was impossible until forces can be got here; as for news I have none exeep[except] that Wilmington and Augusta have fallen and Sherman is close up to Richmond. the rebel congress are flying in confusion So all right on the potomac give my respects and best wishes to all the boys nothing more Send me a line every few days and tell the boys to Keep Cool for it will all be right when the river falls

James M Short

[word unclear] Stewart

Item: Letter



Dates: 1865


Maker/Creator: Short, James M.

Subjects: Hospitals
Medical care
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--Armed Forces
Tennessee--History--Civil War, 1861-1865


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