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Letter from Charles Lewis Porlier to his father Louis B. Porlier during his service with Company B, 21st Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Convalescent Camp Murfreesboro, Tennessee July 9, 1863 My Dear Father, I take my pen in hand to let you now how I am getting along. I am well at present and hope these few lines will find you all well. Father, the reason I did not write, it was because I thought we was going north, but they have not sent us yet. I think they will send us soon father. They have examined me and marked me for the 1st Invalid Corp. Father, [there is] nothing new [here]. The war is going on [and] finally it is working in our favor every day, father. Our boys are all well, yet Manford Benedict is with me and I don't now how long we will keep together if they don't part us. Father tell aunt Chiles [?] that I wrote to her some time ago and never got any answer. Father tell Augustin to write to me soon. My Dear father I shall close my letter. My love to all, so goodbye from Your affectionate son Charles L. Porlier To G. B. Porlier My Dear Brother I want you to send me two or three postage stamps. Direct your letter to Convalescing Camp 1st Regiment Co B [NOTES: The Invalid Corps was later re-designated the Veteran Reserve Corps. Musician Manford Benedict enlisted at Winneconne on August 15, 1862. He recovered from his illness and served with the 21st Wisconsin until mustered out on June 8, 1865]
Letter from Charles Lewis Porlier to his father Louis B. Porlier -THE CIVIL WAR -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum

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