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Letter from Hyronimous Merkley, Company C, 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery: Nov the 29 1864 Fort Sherman, Chattanooga, Tennessee Friend John I take my pen in hand to write you a few lines to let you know that I am well and in good health, and I hope that these few lines find you the same and your folks. John the news are not much here now. There is some talk of coming to Washington and I hope that we will go there this winter or next spring. John, I think that this war will soon come to a end. What do you think a bout it? I think that it is a good thing that Mr. Lincoln is reelected. I think it is the best thing that could happen. Don't you? I heard that your Father voted for Mr. Lincoln, and I was glad to hear it. Our Battery voted all for Lincoln, but five men they voted for Mack. He is de-feated and I am glad to hear it. John, the Boys are all well and send their best and respect to you. Bill Jenkyns got back here yesterday allright. He was eight days coming through to here. Bill looks well. He says that he had a good time there. I suppose he had. We have had some pretty cold days, but now the weather is very good now. Bill Jenkyns says that you have some pretty cold weather up there. About the war, I can not say much. I suppose you know more a bout it there. We do not hear much about it. John, give my best respect to all the girls up there. No more at present, but my best respect to you and your folks. From your friend Heronemous Merkley
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