Monthly Archives: August 2014

I have whittled out a set of Chess men & we have fine times here playing evry day.

Newark Aug 29th 1864 My Dear Mother I received a letter of the 25th this morning from you. I am feeling pretty bad today, last night I was taken again with the Diaheriah & today I am feeling very bad. … Continue reading

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McClealand is all the cry here.

Newark. Augt. 22nd 1864. My Dear Mother I am feeling pretty well tonight and thought I would write you a few lines. You complain that I do not write often enough. I think I write three to your one you … Continue reading

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I was much pleased to hear from you again.

Newark. Aug 20th 1864 Dear Mother. Yours of the 17th is in hand. I was much pleased to hear from you again. I hope you may get better. I am improving slowly and can take a Clerkship if I wish … Continue reading

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I feel so indifferent I dont know how I do feel.

Newark Aug 11th                 Dear Mother. I take this opertunity to write again to you. I am I think on the gain. I was able yesterday to take a short ride in a skiff. but think I feel the worse … Continue reading

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McOmber’s August Letters

Spencer writes home four times during August. He is still in the Newark hospital where he has spent the last two months except for the time he was furloughed to Kalamazoo. His gastrointestinal issues seem to be the primary reason … Continue reading

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