Nims, Hannibal H. – Undated

Michigan Civil War Collection

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Regiment: 10th Michigan Infantry

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[twocolumns]On Board for
Pittsburg Landing Friday
Dear Hattie
I wrote you yesterday
while on the car & promised
to write again as soon as
we got to St Louis no answer
last night just at dusk we
went right on the Boaat
We leave in two hours
our whole Reg is on the
Boat & some other making
some twelve wounded on
our Boat makes pretty
crowded work
To command & was a
agoing to send a letter
but the Boat is off in
20 minutes so I must
[ ? ] up if I get at
Hattie [ ? ] have a
chance I wood going up
the River we shall be
from 3 to 5 days going
& then we are in [ ? ]
secesh The boys all feel
well & are cheering every [ ? ]
that passes Hattie good bye
I do not know where to have
my mail directed so must
wait till I writ again
Good Bye
[ ? ]
On boat not off
yet nothing new to add
except since [ ? ]
Dear Hattie believe me or
not my love for you is
as sincere as you could wish
absence is what tests us
all & mine has only [ ? ]
since leaving & my only
hope for a happy life
in the future is in you
& my faith in you is
full with understanding you
try so hard to abuse your-
self Good bye how I wish
I could have a good bye
from the lips instead
of on paper You must
write often as soon as I
know where letters will reach
me if you hear from
Charlie write whether you
hear from me again or
not excuse this [ ? ]
as my desk is a news
Good bye