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Letter from James Woodbury of the 9th Minnesota Infantry, Company C, to his wife, Amanda – February 25, 1864

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

Partial transcription of the letter:

In Camp at Black Water Creek, Mo.  Feb. 25th 1864.
Dear Wife,
[…] yesterday Jim [Ganner] Nate Palmeter and I went out a hunting[.] we went about ten miles. I should think we shot one rabbit one squirrel and one quail[.] we got pretty tired by the time we got back to camp. We would have gone out again to day but Jim was on poliesce so we could not go. We live a bout as poor as we ever did[.] there has been a good many meales that we have not had any thing but coffee and hard tack to eat. the boys are getting out timber for the bridge[.] [T]here is ten or more of the boys detailed for that.  [….]
[…page 2] Next monday we muster for pay again then we will have four months pay due us 52 Dollars and we will be likely to get it soon. […]
[…page 4] but my sheet is full so I must stop so good bye dearest. from your ever true and loving husband
J.M. Woodbury


See entire letter here: 1864-02-25_Woodbury_combined

Citation:  February 25, 1864 Letter from James N. Woodbury to Amanda, letters to Amanda Woodbury, March 1863-May 1864. Diary and miscellaneous letters and papers, 1862-1908. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1091]

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