Letter written by Henry Welch, corporal in the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company K, to his uncle and aunt from Nashville, Tennessee, March 12, 1865

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Letter written by Henry Welch, corporal in the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company K, from Nashville, Tennessee, on March 12, 1865, to his uncle and aunt, Franklin and Polly C. Tanner of South Granville, New York: a machine readable transcription

PAGE IMAGENashvilleTenn. (Tennessee) (Nashville, Tennessee)
March 12th 1865 Dear Uncle (Tanner, Fanklin) & Aunt (Tanner, Franklin (Mrs., Polly C.)) (Tanner, Polly C. (Mrs. Franklin))

I seat myself
this beautiful sunday afternoon
to answer your kind
and ever welcome letter, which
I received nearly a week ago
there is nothing that I can
think of to write that will
interest you, I am still in good
health and getting along after
the old sort. the weather is nice
here now day's, so pleasant that
it makes a fellow sick of
being tied up here in town
and long to be with the
old regiment again, but its
only a few months more
and then for a nice time,
for a while anyhow

PAGE IMAGE for the want of somthing (something)
else to write about, I will
tell you that I traded
horses last evening and
this forenoon I have been
trying my new horse, I found
him a good one and am a going
to keep him awhile. this is the
second time I have traded this
last week. the spring has fairly
opened here now, the grass
begin's to look quite green
the old farmer's are making
their garden's and plowing. or
their "nigger's" are rather, I s'pose
you are loseing (losing) your sleighing
up there, that is bad for the
sleigh riding folk's, but you know
that I don't feel very bad about
it for I think they have had
fun enough for one winter
and when winter comes again
I am expecting to be on time
PAGE IMAGE myself, how is your sheep
looking this spring of cours (course) they
are looking well your stock
alway's does, are you making any
sugar this spring, but perhaps its
to (too) early to make sugar yet, in fact
I have been away from civilizeation (civilization)
so long that I have almost forgot
whether maple sugar is made in
the spring or the fall, but as I can
not think of anything to write
worth reading I may as well
close hoping that this may
find you all well, and sending
my regards to you I will say
good bye and stop write soon and
direct as before

from Henry
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