Havens Letter: June 24 1865


Creator: Edwin R. Havens
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: June 24, 1865
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Original Format: Document
Collection Number: LC00016 – Havens Family Papers, Box 2, Folder 9
Language: English
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Relation: LC00016 – Havens Family Papers, Box 2, Folder 9
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Havens Letter: June 24 1865, Page: 1

Havens Letter: June 24 1865
Havens Letter: June 24 1865

Fort Leavenworth Ks
June 24th 1865

Dear Nell
We’re off today for
the plains. The command consisting
of the 7th and two companies of the
1st have already gone and
seven of our bummers are waiting
here to muster in as Lieuts and
will probably not take them tonight
or tomorrow sometime.. We have
been now four days on this business
and have been put off from day
to day till now. The command
is bound for Julesburg. Colorado
territory. or beyond seven hundred
miles from here and I tell you
we are expecting a huge old
march across the plains this
hot weather. chasing the “red
Havens Letter: June 24 1865, Page: 2

Havens Letter: June 24 1865
Havens Letter: June 24 1865

skins.” buffaloes, wild horses.
and all the four footed brutes
that run. We shall get away
from here about 2 P.M. then
a trip to Leavenworth City
and then off for the plains
Shall write as often as
circumstances will permit
Have several things I would
like to write but have no time
now. Received letters from
Lucy Ann and Helen a day or
two ago which will receive atten
tion at an early moment. Give
them my love. also remember
me to Irenus M G. when you
write and tell them to write
me. Write often and direct
to Fort Leavenworth Kas
Edwin R Havens
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