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Letter from Barnet Van Slyke, Company H, 35th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry to his wife: Camp Washburn March 8, 1864 Dear Wife, Your letter came to hand today. I was glad to hear that you all was well. I have had a very hard time of it, but I am better at present. The boys is dying off here like rotten sheep. They eat too much of the stuff that comes from town. The 30th regiment left camp today. They are a splendid regiment. You wanted me to write what day I would be home, but I can't do it. I may be home this week and I may not. I shall come as soon as I can. My bounty I received today, $150. I have allotted the rest of my bounty and eight dollars a month to you. The first of May you can draw forty dollars and one month pay. I saw Mrs. Lane in town the other Day. When I come home, I shall come by the way of Waukesha, so I can pay Lane up what I owe him. Whealock and Minor was here last week to see the boys from Rubicon, who are having a first rate time. Henry Clark is well. It was in the paper that our regiment had marching orders, but it is not true. You tell Derrick Loomis that he can have the plows without fail. I don't know of much more to write. So good by It is time to Drill Barnett Van Slyke
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