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Letter signed Thomas Lewis, Vicksburg, Miss., to his aunt [Elizabeth Martin] and friends, November 2, [1863]

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Identifier: D05585

Title: Letter signed Thomas Lewis, Vicksburg, Miss., to his aunt [Elizabeth Martin] and friends, November 2, [1863]

Description:

Gives a brief update on affairs at Vicksburg.



Transcription: [1863]


Vicksburg Miss Nov 2on


Dearest Aunt and friends


I take this time to write you a few lines to let you know that I am well and hope this will find you in good helth I received your letter a few days a go which gave me much pleasure to hear from you. we are laying around here doing nothing and living on the Same we have got Such a raskaly set of Officers in the Commsary[Commissary] Department that they steal all our rations and put us off with what is too poor to sell we have the nicest weather here that I ever seen in my life we are Fortifying this place So that 10,000 men will hold it against the whole Confederacy I have nothing write to you of Importance except that three of our boys start home in a few days and I guess I will send this part way with them. Stephen W Cumming is a Coming up he was at home when I was and he Just got back and got Shot accidentaly and so he gets another Furlough for the term of his service I will close this hoping to hear from you Soon Some more this time I remain your


Nephew


ToN Lewis


[on reverse: “I send you a receipt to keep forme”]

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
Illinois

Dates: 1863-11-02

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Lewis, Thomas N.

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Mississippi

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