Search Our New Beta Online Collections!

Letter signed David Massey, Camp Benton, St. Louis, to his father [Nathan Massey], August 29, 1862

<< Back to search results

View this document

From collection:Part of:

Identifier: D05602

Title: Letter signed David Massey, Camp Benton, St. Louis, to his father [Nathan Massey], August 29, 1862

Description:

Briefly describes affairs at Benton Barracks. Illustrated stationery.



Transcription: Aug 29th 1862


Dear father I take my pen in hand to let you know that I am well at present and I hope that these few lines will find you en[jo]ying the same we havent drawed any clothes yet but we will get them at eight oclock this morning and just as soon as we can we will send our own clothes home we havent got any money yet this picture you see here is our barax it is a ni[c]e place about there is about eighty acres with in the lines where Fremont built these barax he said that they would contained about thirty thousand men but I think he is a little mistaken in the number there is about ten thousand here at present if there was five hundred rebels was to come in to camp benton they would take all of us a for ther isent a grunt[?] in camp


N.B. direct your letter to Benton Baricks St. Louis 33 Misouri[Missouri] in the cear of Cap. Mckee.


yours respectively


David Massey

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
Missouri
St Louis

Dates: 1862-08-29

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Massey, David T., -1864

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Benton Barracks (Saint Louis, Mo.)

Permalink:
http://collections.mohistory.org/resource/161596

| More

Disclaimer: We are working to create a web-based collection index. Information available through this website should be considered "draft only."