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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. Cliffburn Barracks Washington DC July 8, 1864 Dear Father, I take the pleasant opportunity to let you know that there was an order for me to report to my regiment immediately. So I am going at six o'clock tomorrow morning. I [will] try to get my discharge if possible. So [I] won't write any more tonight, because it is after tattoo. I must blow the candle [out], so goodbye. From you dear son Charles Porlier Give my love to Aunt Child, Augustin, and all the rest family so goodbye [NOTE: Tattoo is the drum or bugle call given in camp to alert the men to extinguish lights. It is given just before retiring at approximately 9:30 PM.]
Letter from Charles Lewis Porlier to his father Louis B. Porlier -THE CIVIL WAR -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum

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