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Letter from Charles Goddard of the 1st Minnesota to his mother and “The $300 Clause to be Repealed,” “Southern Items,” and “Local and Miscellaneous News,” Stillwater Messenger – December 22, 1863

Filed under: Civil War Daybook — Lori Williamson @ 9:00 am

Camp 1st Minn Vols near
Culpeper Va December 22d 1863
Dear Mother,
Your kind and interesting letter of the 13th of this month arrived last evening and found me enjoying myself by a good warm fire and discussing the presant state of American affairs with my friend and veteran soldier Chas. E. Ely who came to this camp from Broad and Cherry Hospt a few days ago. he is as well as he ever was according to his own statement. He looks fine after recruiting in Philad[elphia], the land of plenty and whare the pretty girls are not scarce. Charley after taking as affectionate farewell of the dear creturs, whos love for the bold “So’dger Boy” can hardly be described, bid adieu to the good grub and pleasant times for the tented field. It is getting pretty cold but with the good shanties we can stand it until the 29th of April next.
Nothing of importance has transpired since I last wrote
Chas E Goddard
1st Minnesota

See entire letter here: 1863-12-21_Smith_complete

Citation: December 22, 1863, Letter from Charles Goddard to his mother, Correspondence 1863-1929. Smith, Orrin Fruit and Family Papers, 1829-1932. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1434 box 1]

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