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SC 1083 ([unpublished])

Estabrooks, Elisha
[From Elisha Estabrooks to his father, Robert Estabrooks: Port Hudson, Louisiana, May 8, 1864]


Port Hudson Louisianna
May 8th, 1864
Dear father I am quite well at present and thought that I would write a few
lines home and let you know where I was and how I was a getting a long. 
We are on land once more.  We all got so sick a staying on the boat that
we did not know hardly what to do.  We were on the boat most two weeks. 
We did not hardly step off.  We started from St. Louis and went down to New
Orleans.  We ___ there two nights and one day, then we started back to Port
Hudson.  It took us two nights and one day to get back.  Then there was six
out of each company detailed to help unload the boads and I was one of them.
 We worked till noon without our breakfast.  Then we were releaved.  The
we had to ____ to camp that was

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