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Letter signed W.H. Kesterson, General Hospital, Springfield, Mo., to his brother Joseph Kesterson, November 19, 1864

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Identifier: D04992

Title: Letter signed W.H. Kesterson, General Hospital, Springfield, Mo., to his brother Joseph Kesterson, November 19, 1864


Mentions Lincoln's reelection and the capture of the last piece of General Price's artillery.

Transcription: General Hospital the 19th 64

Springfield Mo Nov

Dear Brother it is with pleasure that I take my pen in hand to drop you a few lines yore letter of the 7th came to hand on the 14th but I was not very well and that is the reason that I have not writen sooner I have bin very unwell for the last two weeks and I am poorly not now but am better than I have bin I have no news of interest to write there is one thing that aught to give us great joy and that is old abes being elected president again I hope that it will bring the rebels to their senses and I hope that he will come down harder than ever on them I dont any favors showed to them I think they aught to all be drove out of this state and untill that is done there will be bush whackers and I think their land should be taken and given to widows and disabled soldiers I have not heard any thing from home since I wrote to you before I am very anxious to hear from there I did think that I would get a furlough and go home this winter but I have about given out the Idea it will cost me a good deal and I will have to a great rist of my life so upon the hole I think that I will wait another year and then go home to stay I comenced my last year the 12th of this month and although it seems like a long time yet if I live it wont take it long to roll round you will beat me but by about three months I believe there was a Brigade of Calvary came in here a day or two since and it has bin reported that they captured and braught in here the last piece of Prices artilery they are composed of Iowa and Misoriri[Missouri] veteranans I heard that yore old regiment was with them well Brother I must come to a close as it is about bed time and I dont feel well I should like to be where I could see you and have a talk with you but the way times is it may be a long time before I have that pleasure if I even do and as life is very uncertain in all probability I shall never see you again on eat earth but I hope that we to to both shall be prepared to go before we are called to another wr world and that we shall meet in heaven where our dear mother has gone before us so farwell dear Brother for this time write often and excuse my bad writing I remain yore asfectionate Brother untill death

W H H H Kesterson to

Joseph Kesterson

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1864-11-19

Type(s): Letter

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

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Politics and government


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