Charles Sealy to his sister Mary Ann (Mate) Sealy, on September 14, 1861 from Camp Ellsworth, Chicago, Illinois.

Charles Sealy to Mary Sealy, Camp Ellsworth, Chicago, Illinois.
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Charles Sealy to his sister Mary Ann (Mate) Sealy, on September 14, 1861 from Camp Ellsworth, Chicago, Illinois.

Description

Charles Sealy, born in Castle Cary, Somersetshire, England. Moved to Rochester, NY with parents in 1835. Came to Rockford in 1855. He & his 2 brothers served in Union Army during the Civil War. Charles enlisted in Company G, 44th Regiment out of Winnebago County, Illinois Volunteers, as a private. Captured during the battle of Chickamauga and died as a prisoner of war in Andersonville Prison June 10, 1864.

Creator

Charles Sealy

Date

September 14, 1861

Rights

Midway Village Museum

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Identifier

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Text

Camp Ellsworth
Chicago Sept [14/60]
Dear Sister
As it is drawing near meeting time and I wish to go to the city to church this afternoon I take this oppertunity[sic] to write you allthough[sic] there has not much trasspired[sic] out of the routine I hardly know what to write on Thursday the Regiment had a set of collors[sic] presented to them. they[sic] were presented to the regiment by the Lieut. Col. with a[sic] elligent[sic] and flowing speech. The regiment will not probably leave for the south until after the
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ninth of the month and probably not until the fifteenth. If we should stay here until the the[sic] fifteenth if geo thought that he could afford it I should like to see him here at the state Fair the fair grounds are within twenty rods of our camp grounds so that all of us will have an oppertunity[sic] to attend. through[sic] the past week we have had meeting[sic] every night and we hope that there has been three confersons[sic] and there is[sic] some twelve or fifteen more seeking the salvatian[sic] of thier[sic] soul’s[sic]. O if there is a time in which the soldiers need the prayers of Cristian[sic] people it is now I feel as though I need-
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-ed prayers as much now as ever I did in my life I hope that you will recolect[sic] me in your prayers also the regiment. you[sic] stated in your last letter that Mother and Lilly was[sic] sick I hope that both of them will soon get better. I wrote mother on Thursday I hope that she recieved[sic] it. This morning the regimential[sic] band arrived also with some more recruits so that our numbers now are nearly a thousand. I do not nou[sic] as I have any thing more to tell you and meeting time are drawing near at hand so good bye for the present
Your Affectionate
Bro Chas Sealy

Original Format

Letter

Citation

Charles Sealy, “Charles Sealy to his sister Mary Ann (Mate) Sealy, on September 14, 1861 from Camp Ellsworth, Chicago, Illinois.,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed October 18, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/9.

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