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Letter signed Joseph A. Fardell, U.S. General Hospital, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, to Mother and Father, September 4, 1863

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Identifier: D04877

Title: Letter signed Joseph A. Fardell, U.S. General Hospital, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, to Mother and Father, September 4, 1863


Discusses his health and desire to remain in the Service until the war is finished.

Transcription: U.S. Gen Hosp

Jeff Barracks Mo[Jefferson Barracks, Missouri]

Sept the 4th / 63

Dear Mother and father

it is With pleasure that I take my pen in hand to address you a fu lines to let you know that I am Well at presant hop hopeing those fu lines may find you injoying the Same blessings yours of the 28th Was recived to Which I respond by Saying that I am very Sorry that you have herd Such bad n news Which is holy untrue thare is not a Single thing the matter With me at the present any more than common Common to exclude the Old Desies of the lungs I am in purfect good helth I am almost as good a man as I Was When I left home you Said that you was Comeing after me Which is very foolish in you for it Would do no good So you had better remane at home it looks like father Would know better to believe every thing that he heres When ever I get so that I think that I am no more account to my beloved Country I Will undoutly take my Discharge and Come home but not untell then I doant Crave to be a Citizen but delight in being a Soldier if I had my Discharge to day and Could volentear to morrow I Would do it if I thought that I could render the Country any Survis and Dam the Mean Coward that Wont do the Same So you may rest contented about me for I shall remane in the Servis untell War is over Wether it ends in the three I have inlisted to Surve or not you no need not look for me untell you See me though I may get a ferlough and come home in 6 or 7 months from this time though you need not look for me I am doing Well enough Whare I am So do be Contented Mother about me So no more at present onley I remane r your affectionate Son untell deth Writer Soon and let me know Who told you that I Was Sick I would like to find out Who it Was if I ever do I assure you that I will let them know that I can take care of my Self So good by for this time

Joseph A Fardell

to his mother

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
St Louis

Dates: 1863-09-04

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Fardell, Joseph A., -1914

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


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