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SC 1083 ([unpublished])

Estabrooks, Elisha
[From Elisha Estabrooks to his family: Morganza Bend, June 28, 1864]


Page 1st Morganza Bend
June 28th 1864
Not forgotten ones at home.  I take this opportunity to pen a few lines to
let you know that we are quite well at present.  Hoping these few lines will
find all of the family the same.  I mean by saying we that Titus and my self
we keep together the most of the time and bunk together.  I will say to you
that we have left Port Hudson.  June 20, 1864. Had orders to pack everything,
get ready to march.  The order came at eleven oclock saturday night.  To
march on the next day at Eleven oclock.  It made us hurry to get ready in
such short notice.  I did not march with my Company on account of sickness
so I had my knap sack carried on the wagon, but I buckled on my _________
and took my gun and after they got loaded up I got

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