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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Leonidas Bryant to John Bryant, June 17, 1862
Leonidas Bryant Correspondence, Southern Appalachian Archives, Mars Hill University
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Dear father i have the opportunity of writing a few lines to you i am well at this time and hope that you are well i have not got but ten letters from you since I have been here i heard that W Lope was married we left Corinth on the 10th and marched to Luka on the Memphis and Charston railroad. We stayed their one day to rest then we marched to Tuscumbria from their to Florence. We got here on the 15th we will cross the river tomorrow [p.2] or go down on [words missing] We dont kno [words missing] we will go [words missing] thinks we [words missing] to Ky that our brigade we will go their or east tennessee we had a hard time this last march nothing to eat but crackers and the dust was so thick you could not see twenty five yards ahead of you and the sun coming down like forty pound of brick. I bought one of Colts latest patents revolvers yesterday for 20$. I tried it this morning on the river i aimed at the [p.3] edge of the water across the river and it fell short about 50 yards then i elivated it a litel and it shot across the river here is very near as wide as the Ohio at Madison we have the best times here swimming [word missing] we have had today [word missing] I lent $25 of money for $37 ½ payday the corn looks very well down here wheat was tolerable good. I have nothing more at present write often and all of the knews
Leonidas Bryant, “Letter 10,” Southern Appalachian Archives Mars Hill University, accessed September 28, 2023, https://southernappalachianarchives.org/items/show/203.