Letter written by Henry Welch, corporal in the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company K, to his father from General Hospital No. 1, Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 29, 1864

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Letter written by Henry Welch, corporal in the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company K, to his father, Luther Welch, from General Hospital No. 1, Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 29, 1864: a machine readable transcription

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CHATTANOOGATEN (Tennessee) (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
[day unclear] AUG 64

Mr. Luther Welch (Welch, Luther)
North Hebron
Washington Co.
N.Y. (New York) (North Hebron, Washington County, New York)


PAGE IMAGEGeneral hospital No. 1
ChattanoogaTenn. (Tennessee)
July 29th Dear Father (Welch, Luther)

I will try
and write you a line
but I am most afraid
you cannot read it I have
only one hand to write
with and I cant hold
the paper still, I am
well and my wound
is a doing finely I
shall be able for
another twist in a few
weeks, they are talking
here now of sending
all the wounded that are
able to travel to Nashville
probably I shall go there


PAGE IMAGE in a few day's, I will
let you once in awhile (a while)
how I am getting along
but its to (too) hard work
to write for me to write
very often, I am treated
first rate here and
plenty to eat when
I get where I am to
remain long enough
for you to answer
my letter's I will let
you know they are
giving no furlough's
here now, I will close
by sending my love
to all.

from your Son Henry Welch (Welch, Henry)
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