Alvah Marsh Letter: December 6, 1863


Creator: Alvah Marsh
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865, Economic aspects -- Postal, Casualties -- Wounded
Description: Alvah tells his mother that he was wounded in the ankle in a recent skirmish.
Date: December 6, 1863
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: 11 - Alvah2Mother18631206_1.jpg
Collection Number: c00110 – Papers of Alvah Marsh
Language: English
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Relation: c00110 – Papers of Alvah Marsh
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Alvah Marsh Letter: December 6 1863, Page: 1

Alvah Marsh Letter: December 6 1863
Alvah Marsh Letter: December 6 1863

Seminary, Hospital Va De 6th

Dear Mother I take my pen
to let you know that I have not
forgotten you but as it is my luck
on Friday the 27th of November
the regiment was sent to support
a skirmish line when I got a
light wound in the ancle but
it is not serious by any means
I can walk on my foot at this
state but as I have had no chance
of sending you a letter I have
waited until the present so
that I could tell you where
I am but as there are no news
of importance I will only write
of myself I had a letter from
Frank a few days ago he
is well at this time I think
that if you have not got my
shirts under way you may
let them go but do not
Alvah Marsh Letter: December 6 1863, Page: 2

Alvah Marsh Letter: December 6 1863
Alvah Marsh Letter: December 6 1863

f patience about them I do
not think of that you
know not how I feel if
I was at home I could
tell you more than I can
write in a week but I must
wait for my time to expire
then I shall see all of you
I hope at home for the
present I must close
if you can get 2 or 4 stamps
send them to me for I cant
get any here so I will
Bid you good days for this
time this from your son
AH Marsh

Direct to A H Marsh
Fairfax Seminary Hospital
Ward,G? [Washington D C scratched out]

Alexandria Va
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