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Letter from Henry Dana Barden, Company E, 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry, dictated by a friend, to Henry's father, William Barden in Oshkosh. Whitewater, [Missouri] April 30, 1863 Dear Father, I take this opportunity to inform you that I am alive but not well. Last Friday afternoon we were attacked by about two hundred of Marmaduke's men, and two of our men [were] killed and several wounded, I among the last. A ball struck me in the back, went through me, [and] broke two ribs. I am not able to help my self. I shall be moved to the Cape [Girardeau] as soon as I am able. I should like to have you come and see me as soon as you can make it convenient. Yours etc., Henry Barden Come soon, I want to see you.
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