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(pioneer icon)1924

Cordelia Harvey
Vicksburg Miss.     
March 7, 1864
Gov. J. T. Lewis
     Madison, Wis
Dear Sir:

8th Wisconsin

Enclosed I send you the weekly report of hospitals here. These are the names of those that have been added since last week. Gen'l Sherman & expedition returned last week. Two divisions of the Army Corps go up the Red river and one goes to Pulaski, Tenn. Gen'l's Smith & Tuttle go south, & Gen'l Vetsh north. Our Army are in a great deal better health than we could expect after such merciless marches as they have made. Many are sick & dying but the numbers are less than our fears.

I am very busy all the time. I hear nothing from Mr. Lord at Memphis. Am anxious to do so. I visited the 8th Reg. last week. Col. Jefferson is highly spoken of, I do not know but I wrote you about this.

Saw the brave old Eagle. I send you a feather from his wing. Every body south knows the "Eagle Reg." I assure you every feather that falls is preserved & called for.

Yours Respectfully
     C. A. P. Harvey
          State Agt.