Slaughter-Murray Papers

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Medical Director’s Office,
Headquarters, Defences New Orleans,
New Orleans, May 6th 1864

Mr. and Mrs. Jos. H. Murray

My Dear Friends,
Very welcome letter was received in the due course of mail; we were very glad to hear of your being…

Headquarters, Defences New Orleans
Medical Director’s Office
New Orleans, March 1st 1864

My Dear Friends,

I suppose that you will be gratified to hear of the safe arrival of Mrs. Wilson in New Orleans. She and my little boys arrived out after…

(No. 3 1⁄2.)
Department of the Interior
Pension Office
Washington, D.C., November 18, 1873


You are hereby notified that your claim for pension, No. 125794, has been allowed at $ 6 per month, commencing June 19, 1873, payable…

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…

Camp near Fort Slocum Sept 3rd 1862

Dear Father & Mother.

We started from the Camp at Nicetown, about 3 o'clock on Monday morning; started from the city, about 8 o'clock, arrived at Baltimore, about 5 o'clock P.M. We marched through a drenching…

Camp Crossman Sept 6th 1862

Dear Father & Mother

I sit to tell you that I am well and hope these few lines will find you the same. We like our camp very well with the exception of the water which is very poor. I have had as many peaches as I…

Camp Crossman Sept 12 1862

Dear Father & Mother.

Your letter of 9 inst has just come to hand, I found the money you sent me all right. I forgot to tell you in my last letter, that I received your letter, and blanket. The blanket was of great…

Camp Crossman Sept 15th 1862

Dear Father & Mother.

I am well at present, and hope these few lines will find you the same. I herein send $25, the United States government bounty; and I wish you would send word right away, whether you received it…

Camp Prescott Va. Sept 30th 1862

Dear Father & Mother.

I now take my pencil in hand, to let you know, how I am, and to tell you how we are getting along. I am well and all the rest of the boys, except Charley Wilson who is in the hospital at…

Camp Prescott Va. Sept. 1862

Dear Father & Mother

We are on the sacred soil of Virginia at last. We left Camp Crossman last Thursday, and arrived at our present camp about five o'clock. We marched pass the president's house, Smithison…
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