Ball, George – July 12, 1861

Michigan Civil War Collection


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Regiment: 3rd Michigan Infantry

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Historical Figures:

[twocolumns]the
Camp blair July 12
1861
Dear mother I now
sit down to rite
you a few lines
to let you know
how I am a
getting a long
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
we have not moved yet
but I think we shall
in a few days I have rite-
ten letters to you since I
have been here and
I have received one
from you – – – – – – –
– – – – – – – – – – – – – –
if i get my pay before i
leave here I shall probily
send it to you for if i
should get hurt in
a battle I it might
not do one any good
– – – – – – – – – – – – – –

if we move we shall
move were than fifteen
miles from here I them
think I will rite as
soon as [ ? ] get
incamped again if
i get any chance
i sent you a paper
that you will
find some news in
that you will like
to read i think
I will close now
for I have not any
more time to rite now
Dont fail to rite
to me as soon as
you get this
George Ball
Direct your
letters to George Ball
third Regiment
Michigan
Infantry
Washington
DC
GB

[On Envelope:]

[ ? ] Chandler
USS

Miss Lydia Ball
United. we stand – Divided, we fall.Bristolville
Trumbull
County
Ohio[/twocolumns]