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Lewis Wood

Letters, 1862-63, 8 items, Ms91-011

Lewis Wood Letter: January 15, 1862

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Jan 15 - 1862

Dear Wife

I amon the cars about haf way between C. + St. Louis stopping to bate Horses we left Camp D yesterday morning I se Alburtus in C he took a good deal of pains to se me I let him have $10 - to send to you as to the Country I did not se much of it for it was in the night that we come through to here we past through 2 tunnels I dont learn the name of the town here but we crosed the wabbash gest as we left here then we came in to Ilinois where the big Perrarie are I think I saw some of 60 akers in we saw a Perrarie fire I thought it was quite a site. Jan 17 we got in here this morning expected to get acrost the river to day but the ice henderd

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us I dont now when we can get acrost we have got no tents up so we so we get along as best we can to night I have got in to a lumber office to stay with Harpers Henny + Wright the soldiers got some letters today but I did not get anny nor at Camp D befor I left you se we was on the cars 2 night + one day I dont expect to get up much of a letter this time you may direct your letter to St Louis til you hear from me again the Missippe dont look as large as I escpected to se it I dont see much chance to write here I will try and do better next time - the 18th - no crsing the river to day as I see

L Wood

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