Letter 7

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Letter 7


United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives


Leonidas Bryant to John Bryant, March 4-5, 1862


Leonidas Bryant


Selvage Collection, Southern Appalachian Archives, Mars Hill University


Southern Appalachian Archives, Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies, Mars Hill University




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Nashville, Tennessee

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March the 4th 1862, Headquarters Camp: Nashville, Tenn.
Dear father i have the opportunity of writing a fence to you all at home i have not bin very well for [__] days. Me and [__] was left at [missing words] the he could not walk we stayed there three days [T__?] [p.2]

We got on the cars and ran down to nashville we crossed the Cumberland on the city of Madison we're camped about 2 miles from the city. We left camp at prewels knob on sunday before last we marched 20 miles then we was 7 miles of bowling green we layd here three days before we all got across the R. the first day we marched from bowling green we went as far as Franklin that was 21 miles from [sol?] their were all the sore feet and sick boys stayed will be paid of to morow [p.3] if i could get a furlough for a few days i think it would help me to gain my lost strength. I have nothing left at this time but remaining yours?
L. Bryant
March the 5th 1862
Dear father I take the opportunity this morning of writing a few more lines to you I got a letter yesterday from you by [Mr. Aril?] I was glad to here from you all at home the too dollars you sent by him he had [p.4] to spend to pay his way but we will be paid off here so it dont make much [________] your self uneasy about me i think that i will be well as ever very soon now i went down to the hospitle this morning and doc [sch__?] give me one powder to take and told me not drink any more water till my bowles got in good order he [__?] to make tea out of [_?] roots and drink that in the place of water

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Leonidas Bryant, “Letter 7,” Southern Appalachian Archives Mars Hill University, accessed May 22, 2024, https://southernappalachianarchives.org/items/show/200.