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Letter signed Samuel, Camp 27th Iowa Inf. Vols., Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to his sister Emaline Hemenway, Lansing, Allamakee Co., Iowa, September 18, 1864

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Identifier: D05146

Title: Letter signed Samuel, Camp 27th Iowa Inf. Vols., Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to his sister Emaline Hemenway, Lansing, Allamakee Co., Iowa, September 18, 1864

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Briefly describes recent affairs of the 27th Iowa Infantry. Includes envelope.



Transcription:Camp 27th Iowa Inf Vol.

Jefferson Barracks Mo. Sept. 18th 1864


Dear Sister Emaline


Yours of Sept 6th Via. Officer Hoss reached me yesterday. We left Cairo Wednesday noon and arrived yesterday at 9A.M. We ar camped a little above the Barracks between the R.R. [and] River my tent is not 15 feet from the track. This place is 12 miles below St Louis [and] 6 from Carondelet There is only the 3rd Div. here. The 1st Div. we have not heard from since they left Memphis on boats for the White River. What the object (of our being here) is we do not know. but hope we may get a chance to rest. The health of our Regt. is good. Mine is not very but better than when I went to the Hosp. About the same as when I left. I think these cool breezes will bring me out however. Herman is well. We had a pleasant trip from Cairo. It is very much like the river to St Paul only not as high Bluffs Matters in the Regt. are much as usual. The same slack way of doing things prevails and favoritism is the rule An honest man must never enter the service in a less grade than Lt Genl If he does he must be possessed of a great amount of Philosophy & Patience or endless tribulations one is sure. I tell you I fear for our success there is so much rascality in all depts. of the army. I will not speak more for it makes me mad to think of it. I have no news to write and will stop for the wind blows so that I can scarcely keep my paper in one place


Your aff. Bro.


Samuel

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
Missouri
Iowa
St Louis

Dates: 1864-09-18

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Hemenway, Samuel

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

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