Slaughter-Murray Papers

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From the battlefield Near Fred. Dec 15th 1862.

Dear Father & Mother.

I sit down to let you know that I am safe and sound. Tell Mr. Helen that Fred is safe. Al Beal, Ed Simms, C. Wells, Has Bill and Charley Gentry Joe Niles and all of the…

Falmouth Dec. 24th 1862

Dear Father & Mother.

I received your letter of the 13th inst, a few days ago, but have not had time to answer it, and as most of the regiment has gone out on picket for three days, and I had a little spare time, I…

Falmouth Jan 11th 1863

Dear Uncle.

I received your letter of the 4th inst, and also the magazine that you sent last Friday, and was glad to hear from you. I am sorry that you have such a sick time at your house, but hope that they will soon get…

Falmouth Va Jan 27th 1863

Dear Mother,

Your letter of the 20th inst came to hand a few days ago, and as it is raining today, I thought I would answer it. I was very glad to hear from you. I am well at present and hope these few lines will find…

Falmouth Va. Feb 19th 1863

Dear Father & Mother.

I received your letter of the 1Oth inst, a day or two ago; and so it is storming outside I though I would sit down and answer it. Your letter found me in good health, and I hope these few lines…

Falmouth Va Feb 25th /63

Dear Father & Mother.

I received your letter of the 18th inst. yesterday, but as I was detail I had not time to answer it. Your letter found me in good health, and I hope these few lines will find mother in better…

(Pieces of paper are torn off the edges of this letter)

Monday March 2nd

Dear Father & Mother

I received your letter of the 21st inst, a few days ago, but I had not time to answer it; but as I have some spare time now I will answer it. We…

Potomac Creek Va. March 14th 1863

Dear Father & Mother.

I received your letter of the 1st inst a few days ago, I also received letters from you last night, dated the 6th & 8th. We have been so busy with our huts that I have not had time to…

Potomac Creek Mar. 20th

Dear Father & Mother

As it is storming outside, and we cannot do anything today, I though that I would sit down and write you a few lines. I received my box the 14th, everything was good, but I lost my jelly as usual, as…

Potomac Creek Mar 22nd 1863

Dear Father & Mother

I received your letter of the 15th inst last evening, and was very glad to hear from you. I received my box, and everything was good in it. You ask me if I can manage to keep war, might think so…
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