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Letter signed Shelton F. Martin, camp near Collierville, to Elizabeth J. Martin, March 12, 1863

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Identifier: D05297

Title: Letter signed Shelton F. Martin, camp near Collierville, to Elizabeth J. Martin, March 12, 1863


Mentions news about McClellan's reinstatement.

Transcription: Camp Near Coliersvill[Collierville]

March the 12th / 63

Dear Sister I Received your letter Dated Feb 28th the knight of the 8th March But I was orderd out on a 3 days Scout therefore Never answered it untill my Return I was very Happy to hear that you was all well and more sow that Margaret was well for it had Been a long time since I heard from you wee have spring here But there is a great deal of Rain yet the Roads is very Bad and wee have a power of traveling to Do to keep things strate here But this last trip or Rather three Days scout payd very well But you will see the hole story of it in the papers for it is in print this morning in the memphis papers and in Camp you charged me with seeing McCleland[McClellan] Reinstatedment in a Chicago paper But you are much mistaken for I have not saw a Chicago paper since I left trenton last fall all the paper that Comes in to our Camp is the memphis papers and once and a while a St louis paper but I saw the statement in the memphis Bulitan Besides it is a general supposition a mong our officers that he will will Be placed at the head of the eastern armey a gane as for my part I donot know But I hope they will get Some one that can Do Something with the troops that is there for it will take too long for the western Boys to fight the hole army through to get there the Boys of the western army has much Better helth this spring than they had last and they all look the very picture of fight and they will fight if they get the chance I could write you a very lengthy letter if I had time But I must Close this By Saying that my helth is of the Best and I am in the Best of spirits So is all the Croceek Boys No More at presen[t] write often and oblige me

Shelton F Martin To

Elisabeth J Martin

Colliersvill[Collierville] Tenn

March the 12th / 62

give my love to all that may inquire Adieu farewell

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1863-03-12

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Martin, Shelton Farris

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces


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