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SC 1083 ([unpublished])

Estabrooks, Elisha
[Transcribed letter from Elisha Estabrooks to his family: Morganza Bend, July 7, 1864]



Morganza Bend
Thursday, July 7, 1864.
Dear ones at
home. I received A letter from you
yesturday and A paper with it.
I was very much pleased to hear
from you for I havent heard from
home before in A bout two months.
your letter found me still trying to
live. and in good spirits. I eddy my
self very well but not as well as I
would if I was not sick. I am not
very sick but just sick enough
to not feel like my self. I have
had the Louisiana quick step ever
since we landed to port Hudson.
I dont think you would hardly
noe me now for I am very pDor
and my hair is cut so short that
it cant be pulled. I think that
I will come out all rite after A
while
if I am careful and take care of my
self the old soldiers say that where
a person is taken down in the way
that I was that it took nearly all of
the first year for them to get
climated and get tough. I think if
I live through this spell of sickness
that there wont any thing kill me unless
it is either lead or Iron. That L am


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