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1863 December 30: “I am told 107 men of the Regt. have reenlisted; what do you think about our joining the Veterans”

December 30, 2013

 A short letter that looks to be a continuation of Edwin Levings’ December 24 letter.  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.

Natchez, Dec 30th, 1863

My letter has lain over several days as you see. I thought Homer would write, but as he has not, and is on picket to-day.  I will mail at once.  Nothing new since Christmas.  We are both well and are patiently looking for letters.  I wrote Mr. Gibson yesterday.  I am told 107 men of the Regt. have reenlisted.  What do you think about our joining the Veterans.  We have no notion of it, but would like your opinion.  It is raining to-day and I am improving the time in reading, writing, &c.  I have a book, Father, which I shall send you when I have finished reading it.  We expect Gen. McPherson [James B. McPerson] down here shortly to review us.  Mother, what sized photography would you like?  They come at 6 dollars per doz.  Would have got them & sent them, but had not money enough.  Shall have next pay day, & will get them for you.  Write soon, E.D. Levings

Edwin Levings letter of Decemeber 30, 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 Decemeber 30, 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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