Booth, Henry W. – June 20, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

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Regiment: 3rd Michigan Infantry

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[twocolumns]Camp near Richmond
June 20 1862

Dear Cousin
you must excuse me
for not writing to
you before for I have
had all I could attend
to lately. How is all of
the folks at home
I am well at present
+ hope this will find
you the same the most
of the boys are well now
We exspect to have a hard
fight here before long
but I suppose you get
the news in the papers

We lost a great many
men in the last battle
I was over the Battle
field the other day
+ saw twelve men that
was shot in the fight
that had not been buried
yet they were overlooked
by our men when they
burying the dead
rather tuff sight
Now about the girls
How do they all get along
it has ben some time
since I have heard any
thing about them we doant
have any here
How is mary Brocket
I should like to hear
from her if she has time
to write

I havent time to
write much more this
time + cant think of
any more to write
so I guess I will close
just find a wife for
me if you can for I am
coming home by + by if
the [ ? ] rebels doant hit me
with some of their old
iron that they throw
around here so careless
+ then I shal want to
Plese give my love to
all + write soon as
you get this + all
of the news, yours +c
H. W. Booth

[On Envelope:]

Miss May A Negus
Sewell Kent Co