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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SC 1083 ([unpublished])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]


only one mile.  That was far enough to go before we got our breakfast or
dinner.  After we got our dinner, we went down to a spring adn took a good
bathing.  I think that done us some good.  A great many of the boys have
got lots of gray backs or body lice just as your a mind to have it but I
haven't had any yet and I hope I won't have any.  The _______ thing here
is niggers and mules.  I am a getting so tired of seeing the black ____ that
I don't know what to do but we will get used to it after a while.  The water
we have here is just the color of the water that is in the weed ditches there
after a heavy rain storm wall I don't know but that is good enough for a
soldier.  The worst is the hot weather

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