Slaughter-Murray Papers

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October 19, 1864

Title

October 19, 1864

Subject

From George Murray to his parents, dated 19OCT1864. Brief note to let them know he is well. Regiment had to turn out to act as an escort for Secretary of War and ""several other large men."" In ink on lined sheet, ""P&P"" embossed at top left. A few small smudges and stains at right. Nicked at bottom left.

UNIT ASSOCIATION: 114th PA Infantry

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Description

Headquarters Army of Potomac Oct 19th /64

Dear Father & Mother

As I have a little leisure time I thought that I would write you a few lines to let you know that I am well and hope these lines will find you the same. I wrote you a letter last week but did not know whether you had received it or not. All of the Bustleton boys are well. There was pretty sharp firing last night. The secretary of war and several other large men were here yesterday and our regiment had to turn out for an escort. I saw Bill Ashton a little while ago. Joe Miles is still in the company. Give my respects to all of the friends.

Yours
G. Murray.

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Creator

George Murray

Date

October 19, 1864

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Collection

Citation

George Murray, “October 19, 1864,” Slaughter-Murray Papers, accessed June 15, 2021, http://slaughtermurray.umwhistory.org/items/show/25.