Alvah Marsh Letter: April 27, 1864


Creator: Alvah Marsh
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865, Michigan Infantry -- 7th, Michigan Infantry -- 8th, Women -- Social life and customs, Sewing., Women--Social conditions.
Description: Alvah mentions that he recently met up with his brother Frank (also known as Benjamin), whose company was in the same area. Alvah closes by telling his sister Sarah that he and Frank will buy her a sewing machine if she is good.
Date: April 27, 1864
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: 18 - Alvah2MotherSisters18640427_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: April 27 1864, Page: 1

Alvah Marsh Letter: April 27 1864
Alvah Marsh Letter: April 27 1864

Fairfax Monday April 27th

Dear Mother I take my
pen to finish a letter that
Bro Frank began he gave
[two words illegible] [meaning when?]
[illegible] him on the march out
[of?] Camp I had a good visit
with him yesterday and again
today he is in good health
and spirits they have gone to
the Army of the Potomac I
suppose I think the Boys all
look fine I saw all of them
they seemed ples to see me
[M. Hovey] is with them
[bank?] is full of [few?] as ever
so is Dewitt they are good
Boys I tell you
as for the news there are
none of importance of me
Alvah Marsh Letter: April 27 1864, Page: 2

Alvah Marsh Letter: April 27 1864
Alvah Marsh Letter: April 27 1864

you know now I am in
good health and look as
well as I ever did in
my life I am the fast [illegible]
for the [3?] three Wards of the
High school where I am
I have about one hours
work in a day I [two words illegible] to

got fat had I not
I heard from you the
other day by way of Allie B
and by the way of Mary
hear from you I am
awanting to get my pay the
first of next month to
send you some money
for I know that yo kneed
some by this time dont
you worry about [illegible]
all of the time lately
for I dont hear from
you in so long
I will write soon
Alvah Marsh Letter: April 27 1864, Page: 3

Alvah Marsh Letter: April 27 1864
Alvah Marsh Letter: April 27 1864

to you and Sarah
Sister you must be a good
girl for Frank and I are
going to you a sewing
machine before long keep
up good courage at
present no more I
remain as ever your son
and brothers A H Marsh
to his Mother
and Sisters

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