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Civil War Letters from Pvt James Carl Gregg to his wife Martha Meddaugh

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Date: 16 Apr 1863 [unknown]
Location: Miligans(sic) Bend Louisiana and othersmap
Surname/tag: Gregg
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Camped at Miligans(sic) Bend Louisiana April 16th 63

Dear Wife It is with the greatest of pleasure that I take my pen in hand to let you know that I am well and I hope these few lines may find you enjoying the same God's Blessing. I received your kind letter of the 1st. I was very glad to hear that you are all well. We are within 25 miles of Vicksburgh(sic). I think there will be a big fight there before long. Everything is going on very fine here at present and I think Vicksburgh (sic) must fall soon. Then we will have full access to the Mississippi River. Then I think the war will be short. I wish it was ended now for I am tired of it, but as long as they carry it on as brisk as they are now I am willing to serve out my one year and three months from today. I will be free then I hope to live in Peace and Happiness at home. Martha, I would love to see you once before that time but there is no use of trying to get to come home for they will not let me come but you must be contented and do the best you can for it is onley (sic) little more than one year now instead of three. Tell Alice (?) that I wrote a letter to Rhoda the other day and one to you. I do not know whether she will answer it or not. I would like to hear what she has to say for herself. I sent you a Ring in the last letter that I wrote to you. you said that Wensleys folks was going to California. You did not say whether you had seen girn(?) or not. Tell Mother I could not get if(?) any present I sent to you so I thought I would make you a Ring out of a piece of candle Coal and send it to you. It is not very well finished for I could not see well enough to finish it as I would like. Uncle Bill and Jim are both well and harty (sic). Dan is still driving ambulance. He is well also. Well I must bring my letter to a close by biding(sic) you all good by for this time. I remain your very true Husband.

James C. Gregg to my Wife and Daughter

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