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Redington, Edward S. / Papers, 1862-1867
Wis Mss EQ, Folder 2 ([unpublished])

[Transcribed letter from Edward Redington to his wife, Mary: Yazoo River, March 18, 1863],   pp. 77-79

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from Helena to find commissions for Schram and Watts, and thought
I was to have easier times but they were both taken sick the next
day and have not done any duty since, and finding there was no
chance for me to be sick I went to work again and am now as good
as new and never have been better since entering the service.
They are both getting well and think they will both be able to
do duty tomorrow, when I may try again.
It is very warm; the thermometer was 80 today and starts the
sweat out beautifully.
I have not heard a word since the 14th of February; you do
not write or I do not get them. Major Gear gets three or four
per week, and if his comes I think mine ought to; you cannot
imagine how anxious one is to hear news from home, especially
when one is expecting to go into battle, the result of which
no one can tell. The only anxiety one feels is to once more
hear from his dear ones before he goes in, and it seems tonight
that if I could only know how you all are that there could not be
Rebels enough got around me so that I could not get out from
among them. Give my love to all the friends, if I have any
(I do not believe I have for I have not received a letter from
any but you since I left Milwaukee). If I have none you may
keep all the love to yourself. Don't forget to kiss all the
dear little ones for me.
Yours until death,
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