Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1862 December 28 Camp Maine, East New York

Camp Maine
       East New York
               Dec. 28th 1862
         How fast the weeks fly
away - another Sabbath evening
& it becomes my pleasant
task to write you all a few
lines.  This has been a pleasant
day.  Last night Asst.
Surgeon Libby died.  I
believe I wrote you that he
was sick with typhoid fever.
  There is no sign of our
leaving here very soon.
Surgeon Morton has turned
in and is coaxing me
to come to bed.  I think I
shall go pretty soon.
  I suppose you have all
been to church to day.
Not so with me   I have

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been here in the tent
nearly all day.
   Saw the boys to day
they are well as usual.
  Vaughan has not been
released yet, & I fear will
not be till he goes home.
   I am well, get a plenty
to eat,  sleep warm &
have no holes in my
stockings yet.
   Hope we shall
leave here before long.
             Good Night.
(P.S.)  It will take quite a
number of stamps you
know if I write twice a week

Charles Plummer Morrill, 24th Maine

MSS 11031

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