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Estabrooks, Elisha Henry, 1844- / Letters, 1862
SC 1083 ([unpublished])

Estabrooks, Elisha
[Transcribed letter from Elisha Estabrooks to his father, Robert Estabrooks and the family: Vicksburg, Mississippi, August 21, 1864]



since I left home. Father you can
send what thinrgs you can or see
fit to send if I get worse I will
write or get some one to write for me I
don want you to worry one bit A
bout me. for I have good courage that
is the main point when A soldier gets
sick isto keep up good courage. there
is lots of soldiers as soon as they get sick
they give rite up and dont live but A
short tame. but thank god that I have A
good courage
time seems very short to me
but I think it would pass off faster
if I was well and was at my regt.. I havent
heard from Titus since I came here to the
hospital. if you noe where he is I wished
youunuld let me noe. let my noe
whether crops is good or not. how much wheat
wheat youthink you will have. Father
I guess you will have to put the Butter
and such stuff in tin cans in order to
send them safe. that is all for thist ime.
If you send A Box write so that I will
noe, so good By for this time. Write Soon.
Yours Truly Elisha H. Estabrooks
To Mr. Robt Estabrooks.
Express your boxand direct your
Letters to E. H. Estabrooks.
Vicksburg Miss. Jeneral Hospital No. 2.
Tint you wanted me to write to you every


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