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1863 November 29: Edwin Levings Writes About a Noble Woman Helping the Sick Soldiers

November 29, 2013

This short letter from Edwin Levings, with the 12th Wisconsin Infantry in Mississippi, has some missing pieces, which you can see in the digital image below.  The missing words are indicated with [___] and where we guessed includes a question mark.  The original letter is in the Edwin D. Levings Papers (River Falls Mss BO), in the University Archives and Area Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Camp at Clear Creek
Miss.   Nov 29th 1863.

Dear Parents,

                     You see I have not
sent my letter off.  We had to
come out here 2 days ago, 10 miles
East of Vicksburg, and about 3
or 4 North West of Black River
bridge.  There are at this place
5 Cav. Regts. and our Brigade.
[___] have drawn two large Hospital
[___] for the men to live in
[___] we can get other tents.  Mrs.
[___] is at V[icksburg] attending to
[_] [s]ick soldiers.  She is a noble
[woman?] and more than worth all the officers
[___] army to look after the
[com]fort of the soldiers has more
influence than a Major Genl.
I will write more about her some
time.  The weather is cold & wet.
We look for the next letter
from you with much i[nterest?].
Write soon a good l[etter?]
& let us know how you all are.

Your Affectionately

E. D. Levings
Co A, 12th
Regt. Wis. Vols.
3rd B, 4th Div.

Edwin Levings letter of November 29, 1863, from the Edwin D. Levings Papers (River Falls Mss BO) in the University Archives & Area Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Edwin Levings letter of November 29, 1863, from the Edwin D. Levings Papers (River Falls Mss BO) in the University Archives & Area Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

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