Monthly Archives: June 2014

I have just asertained that I can have a furlow in a week

Newark. June 11th 1864 My Dear Mother. I have just asertained that I can have a furlow in a week and if you will lend and send me $20 I will come home. I have over 5 months pay comeing … Continue reading

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I am getting better fast

Newark. June 9th 1864 My Dear Mother. I have as yet received no letters from you. I am getting better fast and I guess in a few week I shall be able to go back to the Seat of War. … Continue reading

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McOmber’s June Letters

Spencer writes only two short letters to his mother in June. Both were written early in the month and two topics dominate Spencer’s thoughts. First, he is still hospitalized from the accident that he suffered in May when he fell … Continue reading

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Mother please pray for me

Newark. July 31st 1864 My Dear Mother It is Sunday today I wish I was at home & could go to Church with you. Mother I feel very bad I am not very sick but I know I ought to … Continue reading

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