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8 April1864
exact date of 08 of April 1864
day of the month 08 April 1864
calendar day - 04 of April year - 1864
month of Aprildecade of the 1860s.
1800s century

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

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


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Dear Friend Mary
Your welcomed letter came to hand today It found me in usual health This certainly is a great blessing There is a great deal of sickness here at present Most every " that one will think of "" there is a case sent from this " Most ever day the folks at home would fall "" Where there are many people to gather they

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liable to catch disease More than they do at home I used to be some what afraid but I am now all over it now You spoke about the " It passed through here a few days ago as it may today My friend and myself did not to enlist again than we have been some longer than days Joe is in Nashville but was enjoying good health in his last letter I heard from him and that is most every week that we keep a regular correspondence as old friends We have both seen many hardships and them to gather as we belong to the same right company We like "" are of the army at the same time I shall make

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a visit Probably you will be tired of us before we leave but I rather think not I suppose you have a girl picked out for his " be shame and pick those who you think would like to go to Ithaca and live that part of the state where welcome I walk the garden of the US Some people might think different but you know that some people think their part of the country is the best That is natural I have not read a letter from " in quite some time Suppose your ma is there By this time am looking for a letter every day am anxious to hear from them as much as I was from you I shall begin to think you had headed for home For you have always

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punctual so far I suppose the boys at home have grown out of my memory almost Well time brings great changes You must take good care of yourself while your mother is gone and not get sick What a great blessing it is to have a good mother My own mother I do not remember and my step mother well I could never stand it to dine with her Give my regards to Miss Hodson Tell here I should be pleased to read a word from her We are " but am always happy to hear from

My good regards to Mary Smith and all others that enquire after me I shall now close hoping to hear from you Your friend

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