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Letter signed John E. Haley, Nashville, Tennessee, to Elizabeth [Elizabeth Martin], December 8, 1863

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Identifier: D05589

Title: Letter signed John E. Haley, Nashville, Tennessee, to Elizabeth [Elizabeth Martin], December 8, 1863

Description:

Briefly mentions the Battle of Lookout Mountain and prisoners taken.



Transcription: Nashville tennisee[Tennessee]


Dec the 8 1863


Friend Elizebeth


I Rec. Your kind and wellcomed letter and was glad to here you ware all well. there is not much going on down here now Since the Battle of lookout mountain and Missionary Ridge. We have brought up about on the 7000 prisnors on the Chattanooga. R.R. in the last two weeks Some talk of us going to texas well I will not write any more the Small pox is down here very bad you nead not look for any more letters from me until the Small pox leaves or we leave here I would like to write you A long letter but I refrain from writting [paper torn, word missing] more I wish you to write about every two weeks and also tell the folks that I Shall not write any more they Say it can be carried in A letter give my love and respects to all friends tell the folks to write no more at present I am well at present and Hope these few lines will find you the Same


from John E Haley to Elizebeth Martin and family


p.S I would have sent you my likeness [word unclear] next letter but I will not now


good By my love to John and all the children burn this letter


tell Jewett I cannot write under present circumstances

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
Illinois

Dates: 1863-12-08

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Haley, John E.

Subjects: Lookout Mountain, Battle of, Tenn., 1863
Prisoners of war
Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Battles
Tennessee

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