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Letter signed John N. Moulton, Charleston, Tenn., to his parents, January 3, 1865

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Identifier: D05582

Title: Letter signed John N. Moulton, Charleston, Tenn., to his parents, January 3, 1865

Description:

States that he would like to receive a letter from them.



Transcription: Charleston Tenn

January the 3rd 1865 —


My Dear Father and mother once more I take the present opportunity of writing you a few lines to let you know how I am getting a long. I am not very stout yet but am able to be on duty. I hope these few lines will find you all well and doing well. I have never got any letters yet since I left home and I am very anxious to hear from you. I want you to write just as soon as you get this and tell me all the news. I had thought a few days a go that we would start for our commands in a few days but now it looks like we might stay here all winter. this is a very lonesome place to me I cant hear my news and I would just a bout as soon be any other Place as where I cant get any news. we are on short rations here but I cant tell how long we will remain so. I guess the Quarter masters stole rather to much and so they had to cut our rations down to make every thing come out right.

we have a great deal of duty to do here but it is not hard and so we get a long very well.

When you write Direct as follows


John N. Moulton

Charleston Bradley county

East Tenn.


Just the same as a citizen and then if I am here I will get it you may write a across the end of the envelope. Soldiers Letter. I have nothing to write if I could hear from home then I might have more but as it is I am without news. it has rained here nearly all winter sofar we had some few cold days and one pretty smart snow but it soon went off with a rain and it is a raining now. I wrote to Margaret a day or two a go. if she has not got the letter tell her how to direct her letters. and tell the rest of the folks the same.

hoping to hear from you soon

I will close.

May God Bless you all

is my Prayr.

Yours as Ever.


John N Moulton

To Father & Mother.


Tell me if you have heard any thing from marion and tom and Reuben. Tell JJ to write

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
Iowa

Dates: 1865-01-03

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Moulton, John Newton

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Tennessee

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