William Ingram, 12th C.V.I., February 21, 1862


William Ingram, 12th C.V.I., February 21, 1862


United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 12th (1861-1865)
Soldiers--Conduct of life
United States. Army--Pay, allowances, etc.
United States. Army--Leaves and furloughs


William Ingram writes to his wife about Camp Lyon and his inability to make a final visit home before deployment to Mississippi because he hasn't been paid and can't afford the trip.




Camp Lyon
Feb 21th 1862

Dear wife I hav a fue
Minutes time to rite to you
I am well as common hoping
Thease few lines will find
You and the children the
Same I was very glad to
Hear from you and the
Children the reason I did
Not write was that I thought I should
Hav a chance to cum home
But when I had a chance
I could not guit eny
Munney to cum home
With now I cant cum for
We air going to start for
Ship island tomorrow
There is abou seventy sick

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In the hosspitle oute of
Our rigment that we
Shall hav to leave behind
I don’t now when I shal
Have a chance to cum home
Againe but you must keep up
God chear and put your
Trust in the lord I want you
To pray for me and I will
Do the same I wanted tow
Cum home the werst kind
But I had no munney to guit
Home with we hav not bin
Paid of sense I was at Home
Be fore to day we air being
One munth pay 13 dolars the
Rest of the pay dou us has
Ben sent down to ship
Island 26 dolars more due us

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I inclose ten dolars
For you you must bea
Saving of it you must
Excuese me this time I am
Ongard to day and it is
Aboute time for me to go
On a gaine I will rite
As soon as I guit whair
I can send at home
Fram your poetianate
Husband Wm. Ingram

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