Letter from Nathan Massey, New Harmony, Mo., to C. H. Davis, M.D., May 28, 1864

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Identifier: D05640

Title: Letter signed Nathan Massey, New Harmony, Mo., to C.H. Davis, M.D., May 28, 1864

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Requests information on where his son is buried. Includes reply from Davis.



Transcription: /.64

New Harmony Mo May 28th

C H Davis MD


Sir your’s of present month bearing the melancholy news of the death of my son David T. Massey has just come to hand It is a great bereavement to myself and family but the ways of God are past finding out and we hope that what is our loss is his gain, If it is possible it would be a great comfort to know just where his remains were deposited so that I can visit them and make such disposition of them as seems proper


Very respectfully Your’s

Nathan Massey


To C H Davis, surgin in the R C Wood

General Hospital Steamer




[on reverse]


US Hospital Steamer

“R.C. Wood”

June 20th 1864


The northin mentioned man David T Massey was buried at Vicksburg Miss Information can be obtained by addressing the Quartermaster in charge of burials at that place.


C H Davis

H.S. USA.

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Dates: 1864

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Maker/Creator: Massey, Nathan

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--Armed Forces
Missouri--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Mississippi--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Death

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