Letter written by Rush P. Cady, lieutenant in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company K, to his parents of Rome, New York, from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 10, 1863
GETTYSBURG PA (Pennsylvania) (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) .
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[written in margins: R. P. Cady (Cady, Rush Palmer (Lieutenant)) July 10th 1863]
In sick bed at (Gettysburg), Pa. (Pennsylvania) (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
July 10th 1863. Dear Parents,
This is the first
time I have attempted to write you a
word, since I was wounded. It is
hard lying here so, hardly able to
move around in bed. I am writing with
my wounded arm – can you see the
difference? Oh how I want to
get home with you all; I miss
the thousand & one little attentions of
a mother & sister & Grandmother.
It is the same ball which went
through my right arm, which
went into my right lung where it has
lodged – not having been extracted.
I am keeping up good cour-
age – I am in a good place, where
my wants re (are) well attended
to. My warmest love to you
all, How I would like to be
Received to your arms.
O pray for me Mother, that
I may have grace & strength
to endure my sufferings pa-
tiently, & that I may soon
be ret'd to you.
I can write no more now
Take twenty drops