9th Plate Tintype of Henry Carlton
Chattanooga, Tenn June 17, 1865 Martin, Flora, John, Bruce and Ella Dear Children, I have been hoping for a long time that I should get released and get home with you before this. But everything is so unsettled that it has seemed necessary to keep us until now. Orders have to pass from General Thomas to General Steedman and then to the Brigade Commander and from him to the Commander of the Regiment.
Camp Willis Oct 12 1864 Kentucky Dear Wife I now take the opertuenity of writing a few lines to you to let you know that I am in good health thank God and hope these few lines will find you and little Abby injoying the same blesing
Oct. 20th, 1863 Field Hospital near Chattanooga My dear Hannah I am not able to write so My nurse is writing for me as I have written before my right limb is taken of below my Knee and I cant set up to write I am doing as well as can be expected I get very tiard as I have to lay on my back all of the time
Field Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn October 11th, 1863 Mrs Painter When you gave your husband to enlist as a Soldier of the United States, you then made a great Sacrifice, but you had hope that he would again return. I am fearful from all appearances of the wound he has recieved that he will not recover. It became necessary for one of his legs to be Amputated below the knee. Since which time the limb has become gangreenous.
Nashville, Tennessee September the 8 1863 Dear Friends I take this opertunity to let you know how I am at the hospital in this town. I was taken with the bilious fever but am about well I stade in Camp untill the regment got orders to march and the leuten thought I was not able to march as far as they was going so he sent me to the Hospital
Nashville, Tennessee August 31st 1863 My Dear Wife It is with greatest Pleasure that I sit down to write these few lines to you to let you Know that I am Well at Present and I Sincerely hope these few lines Will find you all Injoying the Same Blessing Dear Wife 1 have Been looking for little Abbeys likeness
Nashville, Tennessee August 16, 1863 Mr Glasfire Dear Sir Your kind and welcome letter bearing date of the 9 was received this morning and I asure you it was a welcome visetter for I began to think that you had all forgot mee down here in Dixey But I see that I have some friends left yet in Michigan
Nashville Tennessee July 15th 1863 Mr Trowbridge Dear Sir I take this pleasant opertunity of writing a few lines to you to let you know that I am well and I hope these few will find you all injoying they same Blessing Well Walter I want you to Do mee a favor by getting a Pare of Boots made for mee I want a pare of Calf Boots with Duble Soles 10 M Size and 11 in length
Nashville, Tennessee July 13th, 1863 Dear Sister I have just received your kind letter and I was glad to hear that you ware all well I am hapy to inform you that I am well at Present and I hope these few lines will find you all they Same I am very thankful to you for writing to mee I supose it is a busy time with farmers now in Michigan
Nashville, Tennessee Julye the 1 1863 Dear Friends I take my pen to let you know that I am weel and injoying good health, and I hope you are engoying the same blessing. I receved yours of the 19 every thing is quiet as Nashville but thire is sum hard fighting at the front.
Nashville, Tennessee June 14th, 1863 Dear Wife I again take this opertunity of writing to you I think my duty to write to you all though some considerable time has elapsed Since I received a leter from eather you or Walter But as you cannot write for Yourself I cannot Blame you for not writing to me But I hope you will get some body to write for you
Nashville, Tennessee June l0th 1863 Dear Wife I again take this opertunity of writing you a few lines to let you know that I am still living and in better health than When I Rote to you last and I hope these few lines will find you all well Dear Wife I thought as I could not hear from you I would sit down and write a few lines to you
Nashville, Tennessee May 10th 1863 Walter Trobridge Dear Sir I received your kind and Welcome letter this morning and was very glad to hear from you all once more and that you ware all well for I began to think that something had hapend to some of you as I had not heard from you in so long and I was glad to hear that you ware all enjoying good health
Camp at Nashville Tennessee May 10th 63 Dear Brother I have received your letter of the 3 and was glad to heare you was well as this leves me I am in good health I want you to send Mat Peaks wife ten dolers of that money I want you to let me know if you get that money
Sunday Morning May 3rd 1863 Nashville, Tennessee Dear Sir I will try and inprove they present Opertunity by Writing a Few line to you to let you know that I am Well and injoying good health and I hope these few lines Will find you all they Same it is very Warm hear in fact I may say hot for it is very hot some days they com that is up hear and about six or eight high
Head Quarters 22 th Michigan Volunters Nashville, Tennesee April the 15th 1863 Dear Wife I again take they opertunity of writing you a few lines to let you know that I am Still in they land of they living We left Kentucky on they 14 of April I saw they Eighth Regiment and they Second and They Seventeenth and Twentyfith Michigan Regiments I met with a good maney of my Old friends in they 8th
Head Quarters 22nd Michigan Infantry Stamford Kentucky April 5th, 1863 Dear Wife I received your kind and affinate letter this morning and was very glad to hear from you and little Abby Ware both well witch I am hapy to inform it leaves mee at present I was a getting uneasey about you for I have not heard from you for some time I have wrote two letters to Walter and have not Received no answer from them yet
Camp Ella Bishop Lexington March 19th 1863 Much respected friend Harriet I take this opportunity of writing to you in answer to the one I recived the 15th of this month. I began to think you had forgotten me for you did not write in so long a time. I am well at present hopeing these few lineswill find you well and enjoying youself as well as possible.
Lexington, KY March 12, 1863 My Dear Wife, I received your affectionate letter with the greatest of pleasure and now hasten to answer it and let you know that I am well. Dear Hannah you can do as you like about living with your aunt or going east you must enjoy yourself the best you can until I come back.
Camp Ella Bishop Lexington Kentucky Feb 7 1863 Dear Wife, I now take opertunety of writing you a few lines to let you know that I am in good health at present and I hope these few lines will find you all injoying they same blessing Dear Wife I received they box you sent to me last Monday night
Camp Ella Bishop Lexington, Kentucky February l, l863 Dear Sir I will take the opertunety of writing you a few lines to let you know that I am well at present. and I hope these few lines will find you all enjoying they blessing I have rote two letters to you and have not received no answer yet I sent twenty dolars to Hanah by Captin Beardslee
oct 28, 1862 camp near lexington dear wife it is a beautifull mornjng and i am quit well at present we arse encampedone half a mile souih of lexington in a hansom place and we have very good watiier but wood is scarce and the weather is quit cold last sunday morning th snow was 5 inches deep
Camp Snows and Lexington Sept 20/62 Dear Wife + Child I take this oppertunity of letting you know that I am well and I hope these lines will find you the same Dear Wife I have written three letters but have received no answer
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