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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SC 1083 ([unpublished])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: Camp Washburn, April 5, 1864]



Camp Washburn
Apr. 5th /64
Dear father Mother sisters
and brother. safe in camp
Washburn A gain. we had
good times A coming back
here. we did not find that
fellow that we was after.
untill we got to Camp he
had got back and had been
in the "kathouse for one day
and two nights. he returned
to camp the next day after
we got to fond du Lac, he had
found out that we was after
himi and he kept A look out.
it rained here quite hard
yesterday it is some mudy,
not near as bad as it is
in fond du Lac.
Father I received that letter
that you wrote just before
I was at home.
There is A plenty of card
playing here, but Father I have
quit playing entirley I hant
A going to play A nother game
of cards while I am in the
army. it is apt to lead
A person in to trouble. I drink
beer and use tobaco that
is the worst habits I have


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