Alvah Marsh Letter: February 10, 1864


Creator: Alvah Marsh
Subjects: Casualties -- Wounded, Civil War, 1861-1865, Invalid Corps, Medical care, Health aspects -- Injury
Description: Alvah says his doctor told him he may walk with a permanent limp as a result of his wound. He will likely be placed in the Invalid Corps.
Date: February 10, 1864
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: 14 - Alvah2MotherFrankSarah18640210_1.jpg
Collection Number: c00110 – Papers of Alvah Marsh
Language: English
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Relation: c00110 – Papers of Alvah Marsh
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Alvah Marsh Letter: February 10 1864, Page: 1

Alvah Marsh Letter: February 10 1864
Alvah Marsh Letter: February 10 1864

Fairfax Seminary Hospital
Feb 10th 1864
Dear Mother I take my pen to
inform you that I got safe to my home
in the hospital on Sunday at two
o clock today I have been down
to Alexandria to get some papers
and envelopes so as to write to you
I have been examined twice since
I came back from home the doctor
says that I will always be lame
I am thankful to think it is no worse
then it is I think they will put me in
the Invalid corps but I can stand it in the
condemned Yankees for the balance of
my time if they only ask me to stay
for the next three months
I can get out by [illegible] next
if they want to stay all summer in
the invalid corps I shant do it
for I am sick of the war I want
Alvah Marsh Letter: February 10 1864, Page: 2

Alvah Marsh Letter: February 10 1864
Alvah Marsh Letter: February 10 1864

To stay at home some of my life don’t
you think so
Frank I suppose you are at home yet
I want you to take good care of the girls
for me I was homesick when I began
to [illegible] the hills of Virginia I tell
you but it is of no use to have the
blues here for a fela has got to stay
but I cant write any more at present
this from Alwah
Sarah you must be a good
little girl until I come home
I don’t mean Sarah Hathaway
for I know that she will be
good you know I think so
How is Alice and Miss [illegible]
write to me as soon as you
can from A W Marsh

Direct to Fairfax Seminary
Hospital Alexandria Va
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