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John McCoy, letter, to Martha McCoy, 1865 March 18
McCoy, John

ms-number: MS-605_31

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Dear Martha

I commenced on
the 9 th inst. and partly wrote
you a letter but was suddenlly
stoped by the arrival of wounded
officers in this division from the
front, the fighting still continued
for a few days which caused
plenty of work in seeing to the
wounded. Kingston is ours and
and Gen. Palmer [illegible][guess (SJW): Tel.] this morn-
-ing that Scoefield will form a
Junction with Sherman this
evening at Goldsboro all goes
well. Bragg-claims a victory
in his dispatch to Richmond
which is false. you see by the date
of my letter that I am still
in Hos I am now waiter in

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the dining room (none but
officers admited to this division
, I like the work will My
health is not very good
at times I am attacted with the
chills & fever, although the pain
in my chist and sides cough
and shortness of breath is the
worst. Some days I am hardly
able to walk with the rheumiat
-ic pains my back is the worst
I recd friend Herdmans letter
and was sorry to hear you
were sick I applied for a
furlough and would have got
one only the the nurses are all
needed at present before I got
the letter I was promised one
at an early day but military
operations has changed my
programe. on the 8 th of last
month I sent you 40 dollars

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which I never heard from I
also sent you 40 dollars on
the 8 th inst. By Adams & Co expres
I hope you have got both
by this time I fell uneasy
to hear from you all and to
know if the money went safe
I hold certificates from the Co
which I will send you if
necessay. Give or Herdman
my thanks with my best wishes
for him and family - I got
two months pay on the 8 th inst.
and sent you forty dollars leaving my
—self destitute of money and
I think the least you can do
is to write to me regular —
if letters do not come oftener
Hinchinbrooke will soon appear
to me like places that I have
read of in Boy hood days
you had better be careful

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the city is swarming with
pretty girls and the most
often men gone to the front
there is any quantity of fine
ladies here Boston New York
Philiadelpha Baltimore send
their full quotas a large
number of the boys has got
somewhat [illegible][guess (SJW): fined] not necessary
in a hot climate. let me
hear something of the children
from Aby down to Pip. I hope
you will still be able to write
father is well I am always
afraid of him, excuse the
few disconnected sentences I have
written I have written I am
in a hurry it is time to go to
the commisary store to draw
sugar crackers &c
my love to all
as warm as ever when I think about
you at night sleep vanishes like
a shaddow
from John M.Coy

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