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Letter from 2nd Lieutenant William A. Tanner, Company D, 32nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (Acting Assistant Inspector General) to his wife Priscilla and a handwritten return envelope: Lieutenant William A. Tanner Company D, 32 Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. 3d Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps Via Nashville, Tennessee Grand Junction, Mississippi, January 8, 1864 Dear Wife, I received two letters from you today; one dated the 9th and the other the 22d of December. I was glad to hear from you and know that you were in good health as well as the children. I just returned to this place today from Memphis, where I have been on business for the brigade. This place is on the railroad and 51 miles from Memphis. We have been almost constantly on the march since we left the city, or I would have written to you oftener. I am in good health, and [I] hope to hear from you often and know that you and the children are in good health. I went to the city to draw the pay for the staff officers of the brigade, but can not get it before the 15th of the Month. When I do, I shall send to Powers one hundred dollars, and will direct him to keep the amount you have borrowed from him, and give you the balance. I did not know that Phin has been to Powers for money, and I hope he has not. Still, I could not refuse the letter May wrote to me. I have had two letters from Father since George and Mother went to Boston. Please write to me often and I will do the same. From your affectionate Husband William
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Tanner Letter

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