Letter written by Louis Newbold from Fort Monroe, Virginia to his brother Frank on December 18, 1863

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Letter written by Louis Newbold from Fort Monroe, Virginia, on December 18, 1863, to his brother Frank W. Newbold: a machine readable transcription


OLD POINT COMFORTVA (Virginia) (Old Point Comfort, Virginia)
D? 19? [date unclear]

Official Business.

Frank W. Newbold Esq. (Newbold, Frank W.)
Box 2105 Post Office
Penna (Pennsylvania) (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)


PAGE IMAGEInspector General's Office,
Head Quarders Dept. of Virginia & North Carolina (North Carolina),

Fort Monroe, Va. (Virginia) (Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia)   Dec. 18th 1863.
Dear Frank (Newbold, Frank W.)

I received your very
welcome letter this morning, you
are very kind to send me the Coculus
Indicus - I went immediately to the
Hospital and asked the Dr. to give
me some whisky to mix with it - He
examined the stuff in my hand, and
declared that it was not the article at all -
he then gave me a bottle full, of the
Tincture of Coculus Indicus, which I
used at once, and feel much relieved -
So Gov. Curtin (Curtin, Andrew Gregg (Governor of Pennsylvania)) has sent for my testimonials
has he, I suppose then, that he has
decided upon a commission for me -
does not Pa think so? Tell Father (Newbold (Mr.)) to
write him as soon as you get this,
that I am on my way home, for

PAGE IMAGE a ten days furlough, and to send the
commission to me there, instead of
Fort Monroe (Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia) - I hope the position
will be a pleasent one -
I asked the Colonel this morning
if he would sign me a furlough of then
days - and he replied "Oh, yes, willingly" -
So you see there is no trouble about it -
I suppose you are all fixed by this
time in your new home - how do you
like it? I can get the position of 1st
Lieut & Reg'tt Qr. Master in a Brigade
of Col'd Cavalry now forming, under the
direction of Major Cole (Cole (Major)) - but I don't
want it, if I can get something better -
We had a heavy shower of rain yesterday
& last night - cloudy to day - I
hope it will clear up by Sunday -
Give much love to all, and hoping
soon to see you - I remain as ever

Your affectionate brother Louis H. Newbold (Newbold, Louis H.) Mr. F. W. Newbold (Newbold, Frank W.)
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