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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. Camp Neal, Kingston, [Georgia] Nov. 7, 1864 Dear Father I take the pleasant opportunity to let you now that I am in a good health and I hope when these few lines reaches you may find you all well. Dear father I received your welcome letter of the 19 October. I was very much pleased to get [that] letter from you. It was very much pleasing to hear from you. Dear father, I suppose you know that we have not much rest since we left Atlanta. We have been on the go. When we are on the move, we hardly have time to write. Dear father, the rumor is that we are going to Savannah. I don't [know] whether we [will] go or not. If we go, there won't be no chance for you to send [me] what I sent for. If [we] don't go, where they said we would go, I would like to have them articles and I [would] like to have a pair of stockings and a pound of tea. That is all I want from home. I think I can get along then, until my time is up. Dear father, I wish you would not forget to send me a pair of gloves. Colonel Hobart tried to get our regiment [sent] back to Chattanooga. He got the permission from General Thomas, but I think the rest of the generals would not agree. Dear father, the boys in the company got paid, all but me. My Descriptive Roll was lost. It has not come up yet to the company. When I draw [my pay], I [will] draw more. Dear father, No more at present. The boys are all well, all but Joseph Dushine. He can't stand it. He [is] going to be sent back to the rear. No more at present, all the boys join me in [sending] love to you all. So good night to you all. I remain your Dear son C. L. Porlier To L. B. Porlier [NOTE: Colonel Harrison C. Hobart, enlisted as Lieutenant Colonel July 22, 1862. He was captured at the Battle of Chicamauga on September 20, 1863 and later escaped from Libbey Prison. He was promoted to Colonel March 1, 1864 and brevetted Brigadier General of Volunteers January 12, 1865. Private Joseph Dushine enlisted as a recruit in Oshkosh on January 26, 1864. He was transferred to the 3rd Wisconsin when the 21st Wisconsin was mustered out on June 8, 1865.]
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