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Letter of David T. Massey [in another hand], Alexandria, Red River, to his father [Nathan Massey], April 13, 1864

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Identifier: D05637

Title: Letter of David T. Massey [in another hand], Alexandria, Red River, to his father [Nathan Massey], April 13, 1864

Description:

Mentions an injury to his right arm which occurred during combat.



Transcription: Alexandria Red River

Apr 13th 64


Dear Father


Before this reaches you, the Papers will be full of accounts of another great battle; you will also learn that our regiment was engaged so I hasten to write you or rather have a letter written to you as owing a little accident to my right arm, I am not able to write just yet though I hope it will not be long as I am now here in my very comfortable quarters have had my arm nicely dressed, have a good comfortable bed and good attendence. We have had a very hard fight and the first day the Rebels had the best of it, driving General Banks[Nathaniel P. Banks] port of the army, but the second and especially third day we gave them more than they bargined for driving them back several miles with great slaughter, but being without sufficient supplies or ammunition the army was ordered to fall back to the river; we hated this very much after we had given them a thrashing I am fealing well and doing well and expect soon to be ready to do my share toward giving them another turn all of our western boys done bravely and they saved the day! dont be uneasy about me and I will write to you again soon


your son David T. Massey

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
Missouri

Dates: 1864-04-13

Type(s): Letter

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

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Tennessee
Wounds and injuries
Battles

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