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Hill/Morgan Family Papers - MS 190: Transcripts
October the 14th 1861
I take my pen in hand to inform you that I am well and I hope that these few lines will find you in the same health. We are in a camp near Nicholasville, Kentucky. We arrived here the 7th. We found the boys all well but one or two. We had a good time coming here Friday. We went from Fostoria to Clyde and there we stayed over night and in the morning we started for Cincinnati. Our pass was not right and the conductor wouldn't take us through and we got off in Tiffin and got our pass rectified. We stayed in Tiffin all day. They had a big time in Tiffin.
[?] Maynard from Tennessee made a [great] speech there that day. Saturday night we got on the cars and started for Cincinnati again and we rode all night and Sunday morning we was in Dayton. We stayed there over Sunday Monday Monday morning we took a new start. We got into Cincinnati at half past ten A. M. and we stayed there till half past two and then we crossed the Ohio River over into Kentucky. We got in to the camp Monday night about ten o'clock. We saw some nice country and some poor country while we was coming here. We have plenty to eat and plenty of coffee to drink.
General Anderson was in our camp the 12th. We expect to leave Camp Letcher tomorrow. This is all at present. Write and tell how all the folks are getting along. Guy Morgan
Direct your letter to Nicholasville,
Ky. care of Capt.
21 Reg. O. V. USA
December the 5th 1861
My dear friend
I take my pen in hand to inform you that I am well and I hope that these few lines will find you enjoying the same state of health. We are in camp Buell, 2 miles from Louisville. We come into Louisville the morning of the 25 of November and that afternoon we marched five miles from town and camped in Camp Buell. There was the 21-2-33-59 Ohio Regiments came into camp the same day. The 41-51-3-24-6 Ohio regiments 15-17 Indiana Regiments came in since we have been in camp here. There is a good deal of sickness in our Regiment There was four of our company left to Cincinnati sick and there is eight out of our Company sick in Louisville and a number that is fit for duty and I guess it averages about the same all through the Regiment. We expect to get our pay in few days. We drawed caps and roundbouts and shoes if wished draw them. We have had a couple little storms since we have been camp here. We have very nice warm weather here now and we are in a very [pretty?] Country. It looks a little more like home here and where we have been for the last month and [a] half. The railroad runs close by our camp now. We drill four hours a day and have beef and crackers, coffee, sugar to live on part of the time and part of the time and part of the time we have pork in place of beef.
We left Prestonburg the 19 of November. We marched 12 miles to Paintsville that day through the mud and water and climbing hills and mountains half the time and then we marched 18 miles the 20[th] and carried our knapsacks and blankets and guns and forty rounds of cartridges all the time through the mountains. The 21st we marched to Louisa a distance 40 miles from Prestonburg. We got on the boat at Louisa and come down the river 6 miles that night and we landed on the Virginia side of the river and stayed all night in Virginia. The 22nd we got on the boat and come down to the mouth of the big Sandy River and we laid there till the morning of the 23 third. Then we started down the Ohio river and we got down to Cincinnati Sunday about noon and we landed on the Kentucky side of the river in Covington and we stopped there about an hour and then we started down the river for Louisville and we got in Louisville Monday morning. This is all at present.
This [is] the second letter that I have written to you and if you don't answer it I will be very apt to quit writing.
From your affectionate friend
Guy Morgan to
Direct your letter to Capt. S.S. Canfield Co.
K, 21 Reg. OVUSA
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