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1 letter with patriotic envelope from George Emit Crandall, Company K, 11th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry to his mother Mary Crandall. August 1, [1863?] Dear mother, I take my pen in hand to let you now that I am well and I hope this will find you the same. It is Sunday today and it is very hot here and very sickly here, but I stand it very well. I can't think of any thing to write, but I thought that I must write it. It is so lonesome here. Mother, what will the boys think if they all have to be drafted and they will. Mother, tell Hiram to come here and find our company and he will have better times than he would if he waited if he was drafted. Tell him that he can go to Neenah and come with our lieutenant. House, that is his name. If he comes, write and let me know. It is only about four days to come here. But I am adjusted as you are and don't never mind the firing of guns. I know that it don't sound very good to hear the balls whistle around your head. It will make a man think of home once in awhile. I have, more than once. Write soon and [I] will do the same. So goodbye. This is from Emit Crandell to his mother.
Letter of from George Emmett Crandall to his mother Mary Crandall -THE CIVIL WAR -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum

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