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Letter signed W.H. Kesterson, General Hospital, Springfield, Mo., to his brother Joseph Kesterson, July 11, 1864

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Identifier: D05198

Title: Letter signed W.H. Kesterson, General Hospital, Springfield, Mo., to his brother Joseph Kesterson, July 11, 1864


Discusses family and war news.

Transcription: General Hospital

Springfield Mo July the 11th 1864

Dear Brother I one time more take my pen in hand to drop you a few lines to let you know how I am a geting along I am not very well at this time but I still keep my place a nursing and I dont think my health will be much better while I stay here for I dont think that it agrees with me yore letter of July the 7th came to hand yesterday and I was glad to hear that you was still in good health and hope that you may still continue so I have no news to write at this time that will be interesting you to there is not much war news astir and you hear that before I do I got a letter from father two days a go he said that they was all well and that there was there was plenty of bushwhackers up there and that them and the feds had a fight every two or three days I supose that all the feds that is up there is paw paw malitia or old Mcpherens[McPherson’s] regament and they are no better than rebels I dont believe that if there was a good regiment of men up there that the bushwhackers would be half as bad as they are well I see in the paper that part of my regiment has reinlisted and gone up home on a furlough I supose that they will be in St. Louis about the 20th of this month I did think that I would try and get down there by that time and go south with them but I am not well and the weather is so bad that I think I will stay where I am a while longer we are a looking for the paymaster every day but I dont know when he will be here I would like for him to come for I have spent the last cent that I have I expect that I shall stay here untill about the first of September if I have any health then I intend to try and get to my regiment well brother I must now come to a close for the present keep up a brave heard and dont let yore troubles weight two heavily on you and now dear brother if we meet no more on earth let us try and meet in heaven where there will be no parting so farewell my dear brother for the present I remain yore afexionate brother

W H Kesterson to

Joseph Kesterson

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1864-07-11

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Kesterson, William H. H., -1883

Subjects: Armed Forces
Civil War, 1861-1865


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