Monthly Archives: July 2014

I wish I was at home

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

Posted in Spencer McOmber | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

I am better but still have to lye in bed most of the time.

[Along left side of first page of letter] Direct your letters to me, Center St Hospital, Ward 5, Newark, N. J.                                                                        Newark July 29th 1864 Dear Mother I just got a letter from you. I am better but still … Continue reading

Posted in Spencer McOmber | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

I am now in Center St Hospital. Ward 5

Newark July 27th 1864 My Dear Mother I am now in Center St Hospital. Ward 5   We had to all leave Market St Hos  for there were 600 wounded negroes for Battle came here and they wanted them all together. … Continue reading

Posted in Spencer McOmber | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

I have delayed writing a for a day or two

Newark. July 20th Dear Mother. I have delayed writing a for a day or two on account of not being well. At New York City I was taken with the Chronic Disentary and have been quite sick — Four days … Continue reading

Posted in Spencer McOmber | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

McOmber’s July Letters

Spencer writes four letters over the last 10 days of July as he returns to his unit following his furlough. It appears that his mother did lend him the $20 he needed to get home to Kalamazoo, which probably is … Continue reading

Posted in Spencer McOmber | Comments Off