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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. Nashville, Tennessee September 6th 1863 My Dear father I take the pleasure of writing you a few lines to let you now that I am in the enjoyment of good health and hope when these few lines reaches you will find you all enjoying good health. Father, I received your letter Sept 6th dated August the 8. Father, you say that I ought to remain in [my] former company. Father, I have to do as I am told by the officers. Father, I have a very good place here and I [will] stay here until they send me away. I have a very good tent with a good floor in it, and nine patients in it, and good beds. [There is] only one thing [wrong], that is the grub. We don't get enough to eat. Father, I wish I was to home to take A good meal of vitles. Father, I haven't had a good meal of vittles since I left home. Father, Manford was with me until they examined him. And the doctor sent him to the front and he was not fit for the front. If the Doctor knew his business, he would no sent him to the front. Father, nothing more at present. I have to close my letter because the doctor is coming. Give my love to aunt Chiles and Augustin. So goodbye from your affectionate son Charles L Porlier Direct your letter Charles L Porlier Cumberland Field hospital Third Division Nashville Tenn. To father, Will you please send me one dollar or half dollar to buy envelopes and postage stamps? Father, the doctor had inspection of all the tents. And when he come to mine he said that [it] was the neatest and cleanest tent he had been in and he asked me if I had been in a hospital before. I told him no. He said that I seem to understand it very well. C L P
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