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Letter signed Thomas Lewis, Vicksburg, Miss., to his aunt [Elizabeth Martin] and friends, November 4, [1863]

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Identifier: D05586

Title: Letter signed Thomas Lewis, Vicksburg, Miss., to his aunt [Elizabeth Martin] and friends, November 4, [1863]

Description:

Responds to his aunt's letter and, in response to Esther's letter, tells her that the Confederates did use hand grenades.



Transcription: [1863]


Vicksburg Miss Nov 4th


Dear Aunt and friends

I take this time to answer your kind and welcom letter which I received a short time a go we are in winter quarters here we have had one light frost here and a good deal of rain and chilly weather the health of the troops is good we are fortifying this place on a larger and smaler scale that is we are drawing in the works and putting up better ones I have nothing more to write I received Esthers letter and yours at the same time this is an answer to both of them Esther wants to know if the rebs had hand granades here they had and used them too I have nothing of Importance to write to you so I will close hoping to hear from you soon


yours as ever


Tos Lewis



Jan

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
Illinois

Dates: 1863-11-04

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Lewis, Thomas N.

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Mississippi

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