Letter 17

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Letter 17


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


Martin Lame to Joseph Bryant, April 21, 1863


Martin Lame


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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Murfreesboro Tenn April 21 1863

Dear [lasan?] in this morning seated mi self to write you a few lines to let you know that i am well and hope those few lines will find you well [?] well well joseph you must excuse the fare note answer your letter that i got a good while ago for we and much time to rite the way we are here when i got that leter from you. We were on the march when i got that letter from you and neglect writing till now so turn over Page 1
[p.2] Well joseph I am in the 40th regiment Indiana in campey 16 under Captain Gordon. Well joseph i would like to be back there with you a while a game we could have some good times i think and our Regiment is out one a can't move for six days. Bud is with them i think that will have a fight before that came back i and [Cooken?] For the captain now may i don't have doutey To do those times i out [ceren?] where wethes the ware games too a clouse are note bute i think ite will some of these days tim
Well Joseph i want you to write to me as soon as you can. I would like to hear from you to hear how the time in [?] have father has moved? Out of the mine [?] prairie he has rented a farm out there he is in a good country for farming he can do well i think. Well joseph I will have to soon bring my letter to a close for the time i will write the more the next time so no more.

Martin lame
Joseph Bryant

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Martin Lame, “Letter 17,” Southern Appalachian Archives Mars Hill University, accessed June 22, 2024, https://southernappalachianarchives.org/items/show/210.