Thursday, November 8, 2012

1862 November 9 Camp Casey, near Fairfax Seminary

[The following letter is from the Chaplin to the father of Jamesa H. Howard]

Head Quarters
1st Brigader – Carys Division
Camp Casey
Near Fairfax Seminary Va.
Sunday Mning Nov 9th 1862
My dear friend Howard]
I hasten to drop a line in
the mail this A.M. to you - from our former
relations as neighbors. I as chaplain of the
15th Regt. [-] to day that your son is, though
quite ill in hospital he is not dangerously
so. I have just returned from his bed-side
and find him better than he was yesterday. He is [-]
[-] sick or he would not be as you know when
he is. It was his wish that you should not
be alarmed about his condition. Be assured
if there should be any changes for the worse
I will inform you immediately. We have
about 70 in Hospital. All well cared for.
We have dwelling houses for our sick and
as good nurses as can be detailed from the
Regt. I have conversed with all the sick to
Day. May God [-] them –
Your etc
D. Henry Miller

James H. Howard, with the 15th Connecticut

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12668

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