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15 February1864
exact date of 15 of February 1864
day of the month 15 February 1864
calendar day - 02 of February year - 1864
month of Februarydecade of the 1860s.
1800s century


To: Miss Mary L. Merrick
Ithaca, Tompskin, New York.


From: John L. Knapp, A.J Merrick 9th Indiana Company
General Hospital No.1, Chattanooga, Tennessee.


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Your welcomed "" came to hand yesterday As usual I was truly glad to hear from you I am as usual enjoying reasonable health from " I am truly thankful many poor soldiers are now suffering from wounds resived at Chicamauga and Mission Ridge " Well the day begins to look brighter in the winding up of the rebellion in ever division we





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gaining ground slowly at every point I hope to see the thing wound up by next fall at the "" Well my regiment has reenlisted for years I am amount the usual ones that will not enlist

I think I will try home a while first and if the country needs my services as much as they did when I first enlisted then I l join the army again and not before there are many that have never been out yet that " Some are in the shape of copperheads I should like to see them "





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Mr JL Mead is at " yet no one came here with Dr L Carley but myself we are at no it is situated on a hill We have a fine view of York out mill and mission bridge about mile distance We can also see across the whole of Tenn

In fact it is rather pleasantly situated for this miserable country for there is nothing much but mud and rocks Well I suppose this reaches you well and Aunt will have "" you I received a letter from Sarah a few days ago She started that thing " some days hence "





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one letter from uncle they wire them at Dort Jasins that is ten miles from our old home I suppose you have never been there Well I think you will have a good visit Tell Miss Mary Smith that her letter of Jan th was received Tell her I hope to hear from her again I see that you speak quite highly of Mary you will find her a pleasant companion I have known a long time and think very highly of her and the family also


I will now close hoping to hear from you after My best regards to Mary and all others inquiring friends Believe me your friend as ever

General Hospital No
JLKnapp





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Mary I had intended to come today but the butter had to come and think I cannot come in that wagon Go to the fair and have a good time here is your waist I have not the buttons You must get them yourself they are worth ten cents a dozen a bundle of pieces make What you want of them if you can

A J Merrick





Did you know: The word "inst" was a very commonly used abbreviation for the Latin "instante mense" meaning this month.



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