Slaughter-Murray Papers

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August 12, 1864


August 12, 1864


From George Murray to his parents, dated 12AUG1864, Steamer Connecticut. Has been transporting wounded to Washington, Ft. Monroe, and City Point. In ink on lined sheet. Good condition.


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Steamer Connecticut Aug 12th /64

Dear Father & Mother.

I received your letter of the 31st inst. yesterday. We took a load of wounded up to Washington. For the last week we have been carrying wounded to Fort Monroe. In the load that we carried down for the Atlantic Edward Evans was aboard sick. I wrote a letter to Uncle. Add at the same time that I wrote yours. It is very hot down here now. We are now on our way to City Point we left Alexandria yesterday noon. I am in good health. I am sorry to hear that mother is not very well. We passed Fort Monroe this morning about seven o'clock we are several miles up the James River now. I expect we will run to Fort Monroe this week as there are several Hospital steamers waiting for a load. I expect Edward Evans was taken to New York. We had a great many rebs aboard the last load. One day last week the rebs run a battery out, on the river's bank and shelled the transports but they did no damage. Last week we ran to Norfolk and Portsmouth to get coal and we had our fill of oysters peaches watermelons &c. they are cheaper than at Washington. But I have no more news at present. Write soon.

From your son
Geo. Murray.

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George Murray


August 12, 1864




George Murray, “August 12, 1864,” Slaughter-Murray Papers, accessed February 22, 2024,