Smith, William A. – Undated

Michigan Civil War Collection

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Regiment: 17th Michigan Infantry

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be better by this time.
But if I dont stop the
mail will leave me for a
day later still so I will close
with my love. Frank Townsend
is still working at Kaighns Point
and will be for some weeks.
Yours Truly
East Capital Barracks Hospital
Washington DC 5th/65
Dear Sister Molley
I am trying to
answer your kind letter that
I received yesterday as they took
me over to the Hospital I have
a heave cole settle in my left
side and I am very short winded
and my Head eakes so bad
that I can hardly see at
all I think I will get over
it now when I was first take
-n they thought I woul dnot
live till night I was taken
with a chile at first and
then I got so weeak that
I could not walk with
out 2 men leading me well
I have bin sick 5 days
and I am getting better
so you nead not be fritten
well I cant write any
more at presant So my love
to you all I will write when
I get able From your Brother
Sergt Wm A Smith
Co D 3d Regt VRC