Charles Sealy sent to his sister Mary Ann (Mate) Sealy Woodward on January 20, 1862 from Rolla, Missouri

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Charles Sealy sent to his sister Mary Ann (Mate) Sealy Woodward on January 20, 1862 from Rolla, Missouri

Creator

Charles Sealy

Date

January 20, 1862

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Midway Village Museum

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2013.70.7a

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Rolla Jan 20 ‘62
Dear Sister,
The last letter that you received from me was written by our Chaplain I my self [sic] not being able to write. I was taken about ten days ago with the Typhoid Fever with a skilful [sic] Dr. I am now fast gaining the box you sent by the Major was thankfully received but I cannot eat nothing but chicken at present but will be able to eat the remainder in a few days we have been expecting to move every day now for the past two weeks but we have not made out as yet there is not more than 450 or 500 that is able to march out of the regiment there is not much of interest that I can write so if I do not write you a very long letter you must
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complain I should not be a bit surprised if this regiment would be discarged [sic] befour [sic] long there is considerable excitement in camp about the Ill. 44th when we (are?) the N.W. R.R. I think it is rather doubtful wether [sic] we get any [pay] until the question is settled and if we wait for that it will be the first of March before we get any pay. do not direct any more letters to the Ill. 44th but to the N.W. R.R. so good bye for the present write soon and oblige your
Affectionate Bro
Chas. Sealy
Rolla
Mi.
N.W.R.R.

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Citation

Charles Sealy, “Charles Sealy sent to his sister Mary Ann (Mate) Sealy Woodward on January 20, 1862 from Rolla, Missouri,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed October 24, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/117.

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