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1 letter from William Doerner to his friend John [Heron]. Address Wm. Doerner Company C, 9th Regt. Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry 1st Brigade, 1st Division Army at Arkansas Little Rock Arkansas Little Rock, June 15, 1864 Friend John I must write a few lines to you to let you know where and how I am. I suppose you know by this time that I was at home on furlough. You must not be mad, because I didn't come to see you . I would [have] liked to come, but I couldn't. I guess the girls told you that I was at Oshkosh. I was coming out to see you the next day. I started with two horses and buggy, but didn't get but a little way out of town before I was stuck in the snow, and had to go back. I could not go on foot, because I was pretty lame at the time with rheuma-tism. I had no furlough at the time and I calculated to come when I had furlough. But I went to New York first and got belated so I couldn't come to Oshkosh anymore I am very sorry, for I would [have] liked to seen you and all the rest of your folks. I don't know of much news to write at present except that our regiment had a pretty hard time while we were at home on furlough. They was in the battle at Saline River and lost 125 men. I sent my certificate for bounty to Bill Dickman before we left Milwaukee, to have him collect it, but have not heard from him since . If you see him, ask him what luck he had in getting it. It is one hun-dred dollars and I would not like to lose it. John, be so kind and answer this as soon as you get it. How is all your folks, are they all well yet, Orline said that she wasn't very well when I saw her. I don't know as you can read this scribbling, but you must try and study it out. From your friend Wm. Doerner
Letter of from William Doerner to John Heron. -THE CIVIL WAR -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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